Chemistry with Management BSc (Hons)

4 years including study year abroad, starting in September 2018

Gain a broad education in chemistry and the business environment in which it is used. You’ll be prepared for a career in scientific or management areas.

Combine your love of chemistry with an interest in business. As well as gaining a broad education in chemistry, you will study management topics taught by the School of Management. You’ll develop an understanding of the social, legal and economic implications of the decisions that managers in chemical and related industries are required to make. On graduation, you’ll be well suited to roles in scientific industries, including research, as well as areas such as marketing, administration and finance.

A broad introduction to chemistry will help you to develop the practical and theoretical skills modern chemists need. You’ll gain an understanding of the theories of chemical behaviour and how they are applied. You will also develop skills in experimental chemistry and in designing experiments to test hypotheses. Our chemistry degrees have the same core units in the first year giving you the flexibility to switch courses.

You can specialise in a particular field in later years through optional chemistry and management units and a final year project. You’ll draw upon the expertise of academics in both the School of Management and Department of Chemistry, and could even contribute to the world-leading research being carried out.

Teaching

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in all branches of chemistry, including organic, inorganic, physical and computational chemistry. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

You’ll be supported during your studies by weekly small group tutorials with an Academic Tutor and regular one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor. 95% of chemistry students agreed they had been able to contact staff when they needed to (National Student Survey 2017).

Facilities

You’ll learn core experimental skills in our well-equipped undergraduate teaching laboratories. You can also access our Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility, and our Microscopy and Analysis Suite to familiarise yourself with spectroscopy and other techniques.

You'll receive a free lab coat and safety glasses to use throughout your course when you start.

Careers

A wealth of career opportunities are open to you as a chemistry graduate. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to work in technical areas or scientific research and development in materials, pharmaceuticals, energy and the environment.

You’ll also be well suited to broader roles in education, scientific publishing, administration, banking and finance. Many of our graduates choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

Course structure

This course lasts 4 years. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2022. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year abroad
  • Year 4

Units

As part of your course, you will take compulsory units covering key concepts. You may also be able to take optional units which assist you in developing your own interests.

You need to take 60 credits in each year of your course (usually split equally into 30 credits for each semester), so the number of optional units you can take depends on the number of compulsory units in each year of the course.

Six credits are the equivalent of at least 120 hours of study, including contact time with staff and independent study.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Year abroad

Broaden your horizons with a year studying at a university abroad. You’ll experience another culture whilst studying a course that complements your studies at Bath.

We have links with universities in the United States, Australasia, Asia and Europe, including the State University of New York, National University Singapore, University of South Australia and the University of Helsinki.

Read more about the year abroad opportunities.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Oral assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination

Typical assessment breakdown

This average assessment breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Your specific unit choices will determine the actual breakdown of assessment methods that you will experience.

% written exam % practical exam % coursework
Year Written Exam Practical Exam Coursework
Year 1 76% 18% 6%
Year 2 74% 12% 14%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%
Year 4 52% 15% 33%

Typical contact time breakdown

This average contact time breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Scheduled learning and teaching may include: lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Your optional unit choices will determine your actual personal contact hours.

% time in scheduled learning and teaching % time in independent study % time in placement/year abroad
Year Scheduled Independent Placement
Year 1 35% 65% 0%
Year 2 30% 70% 0%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%
Year 4 25% 75% 0%

Professional accreditations

By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.

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“I was given the opportunity to tailor my course to my interests, which was key to my development. This enabled me to undertake a placement at one of the world’s largest financial organisations.”
Carmen Oliver

BSc Chemistry with Management with placement year (2017)

Entry requirements

Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for studying your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading, voluntary or work experience, areas of interest from your current studies or other relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. When describing your experiences you should reflect on what you have learnt from them, how they have influenced your development or how they are relevant to your future studies.

Our typical offers for this course depend on the amount of science and mathematics you have studied before you join it. You will always need a strong performance in Chemistry and at least one other core science or mathematics subject as part of your entry qualifications. If you have studied three or more core science or mathematics subjects the grades we require may be lower, as detailed in the relevant entry requirements section.

If you are taking A levels, we may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). We do not accept A levels in General Studies. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

Typical offer A level

AAA or AAB

If you are taking A level Chemistry and one other Maths or science subject:
AAA including Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics

If you are taking A level Chemistry and two other Maths or science subject:
AAB including A in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics

Alternative offer A level

AAB or ABB

If you are taking A level Chemistry and one other Maths or science subject:
AAB including A in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

If you are taking A level Chemistry and two other Maths or science subject:
ABB including A in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Typical offers for other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject:
36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus one Higher Level subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects:
36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus two Higher Level subjects from Biology, Mathematics and Physics

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer:
Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits from Chemistry units achieved at Distinction (which must include units in both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry) and a further 12 credits from Mathematics, Physics or Biology units achieved at Distinction.

BTEC

Typical offer: D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF)/ BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF).

We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification:

  • Extended Diploma (QCF): Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Chemical Periodicity and its Applications, Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry. We prefer you to have also studied: Mathematical Calculations for Science, Energy Changes Sources and Applications, and Practical Chemical Analysis.

  • Extended Diploma (RQF): Applications of Organic Chemistry, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Industrial Chemical Reactions. We prefer you to have also studied: Practical Chemical Analysis.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Cambridge Pre-U

Typical offer:
If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject D3, D3, D3 including D3 in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects D3, D3, M1 including D3 in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics.

Alternative offer:
If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject D3, D3, M1 including D3 in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, or Physics plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects:
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Open University Credits

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits, including at least 30 credits at Level 2. We would ideally be looking for you to be taking units including:

  • S104: Exploring Science
  • S215 Chemistry: Essential Concepts

This information is a guide and all students applying with Open University Credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. We may be able to consider alternative units to those listed above: please contact us to discuss your profile.

Typical offer:
Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of a Pass 2 with 75% in a relevant Level 2 Chemistry unit.

Please note that taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans/grants for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Scottish Highers

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject:
AA in Advanced Highers including Chemistry plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects:
AB in Advanced Highers including A in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

Combinations of qualifications

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, such as A levels and a BTEC.

  • AA in A level Chemistry and a second core science or mathematics subject plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF). We cannot consider BTEC qualifications in Applied Science alongside Chemistry and a second science or mathematics subject.
  • AA in two A level subjects plus D3 in a Pre-U Principal Subject including Chemistry and a second core science or mathematics subject.
  • AA in two A level subjects plus 6 in an IB HL Certificate including Chemistry and a second core science or mathematics subject. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations.
  • AA in A level Chemistry and a second core science or mathematics subject plus A in the IFS Diploma in Financial Studies.

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.

Spain qualifications

Titulo de Bachiller

A score of 8.5 overall with 9 in Chemistry and 9, 8 in two subjects from Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

Germany qualifications

Abitur

1.6 overall with 13 in Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

The required grades in Chemistry and the second subject must be achieved in your final examinations if you take them. If you do not take one of these subjects in your final examinations, you will need an average grade across 4 semesters in it.

Singapore qualifications

Singapore A levels

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science A level:

AAA in 3 H2 level subjects including Chemistry plus 1 subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science A levels:

AAB in 3 H2 level subjects including A in Chemistry plus 2 subjects from Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

Polytechnic Diploma (3 years)

3.4 overall in Applied Chemistry with a minimum B+ in Chemistry modules.

We are unable to consider applications for entry into year 2 with a Polytechnic Diploma for this degree.

Turkey qualifications

Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

CGPA of 80% with 85% in Chemistry and either Calculus or Mathematics in the final year.

Greece qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus AB in two A levels including Chemistry and a one of: Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels. We do not accept Pan Hellenic examinations in place of an A level.

Ireland qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject at higher level: H1, H1, H2, H2, H3, H3 in 6 Irish Leaving Certificates with H1, H2 in Chemistry and one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

If you are taking Chemistry and at least two other maths or science subjects at higher level: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 in 6 Irish Leaving Certificates with H1, H2, H2 in Chemistry and two from Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

Hong Kong qualifications

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

If you are taking Chemistry and one other science elective or the Algebra and Calculus extended paper: 555 in Chemistry, a second science subject and third elective subject or 5*5 in Chemistry and a second elective subject plus 5* in core Mathematics and 5 in the Algebra and Calculus extended paper.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other science electives or one other science elective and the Algebra and Calculus extended paper: 554 in Chemistry and two science subjects or 55 in Chemistry and a second science subject plus 5* in core Mathematics and 5 in the Algebra and Calculus extended paper.

France qualifications

French Baccalaureate

14.5 overall with 15 in Physics/Chemistry and 15 in either Mathematics or Biology (Life and Earth Sciences).

Option Internationale Baccalaureate (OIB)

13.5 overall with 15 in Physics/Chemistry and 15 in either Mathematics or Biology (Life and Earth Sciences).

European Baccalaureate qualifications

European Baccalaureate

If you are taking Chemistry and one other subject from Mathematicss (5 periods) or another science subject (4 periods): 82% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry (4 periods) and one of Biology (4 periods), Mathematics (5 periods) or Physics (4 periods).

If you are taking Chemistry and two other subject from Mathematicss (5 periods) or other science subjects (4 periods): 82% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry (4 periods) and 8.0 in 2 subjects from Biology (4 periods), Mathematics (5 periods), Physics (4 periods) or Advanced Mathematics.

India qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject: Average of 80% across 4 subjects with 85% in Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects: Average of 80% across 4 subjects with 85% in Chemistry and 80% in 2 subjects from Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

We do not accept Physical Education as one of these 4 subjects.

These requirements are for the CBSE, HSSC and ISC boards. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board.

United States of America qualifications

Advanced Placement Tests

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science AP: 5, 5, 5 in 3 APs including Chemistry and one of Biology, Calculus BC and any AP Physics.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science APs: 5, 5, 4 in 3 APs including 5 in Chemistry plus 2 subjects from Biology, Calculus BC and any AP Physics.

We cannot consider Calculus AB as one of these 3 subjects

You will also need to pass your High School Diploma and achieve an ACT score of 30 or SATR scores of 720 in both Mathematics and Evidence based Reading and Writing.

SAT Subject Tests

We do not accept SAT Subject Tests for direct entry to our degrees.

Cyprus qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus AB in two A levels including Chemistry and a one of: Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for undergraduate courses.

Placement fees

Placement fees vary

You will normally pay a reduced tuition fee while on a placement period or studying abroad. Find out more about placement fees and study abroad fees.

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Chemistry with Management
  • Final award
    BSc (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    F1N2
  • Institution code
    B16
  • UK/EU application deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

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