Chemistry BSc (Hons)

4 years including study year abroad, starting in September 2019

You can apply for this course from September 2018.

Develop practical and theoretical skills across all areas of chemistry, leading to a broad range of chemical and non-chemical careers.

As a chemist, you can move seamlessly between areas such as forensics, drug development and nanotechnology. You’ll be able to keep your options open on which area to specialise in until later in the degree. All of our chemistry degrees have the same core units in the first year which gives you the flexibility to switch courses.

In the first two years, you’ll get a broad introduction to all areas of chemistry while developing the practical and theoretical skills modern chemists need. This includes understanding 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. As well as becoming an expert in chemical science, you will be a numerate, critical thinker, well-prepared for a wide range of careers in research, academia and industry.

You can specialise in a particular field in later years through optional units and a final year project. You’ll draw upon the expertise of academics in the Department and could even contribute to the world-leading research being carried out. There will also be opportunities for you to put your chemistry knowledge into practice in research laboratories and other professional environments outside the University, such as public engagement events and work in schools.

There are lots of reasons to study chemistry at Bath. Read our top 5.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MChem Chemistry course.

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 were 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 2019 and ends in 2023. Induction week starts on 23 September 2019.


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.

Units

At Bath, our courses are made up of units of study. Compulsory units cover core concepts that you'll need to understand as part of your degree programme. Some of our courses also offer the opportunity for you to study optional units. These allow you to specialise in particular areas of knowledge that interest you.

As an undergraduate, you will be expected to take 60 credits (ECTS) in each academic year. These are usually split into 30 credits for each semester you study. Sixty credits are the equivalent of 1200 notional hours of study; this includes contact time with staff and your own independent learning.

Compulsory course units

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

Optional course units

You can choose from a number of optional units in years 1, 2 and 4. Here are some examples of the units currently being studied by our students.

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, Canada, Australasia, Asia and Europe, including the Simon Fraser University, National University Singapore, University of Western Australia and the University of Helsinki.

Opportunities can't be guaranteed but you will receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a study year abroad.

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
  • Practical work
  • 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 79% 18% 3%
Year 2 80% 20% 0%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%
Year 4 59% 14% 27%

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 36% 64% 0%
Year 2 40% 60% 0%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%
Year 4 34% 66% 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.


Jonathan
‘Bath is a fantastic university if you are willing to work hard and try anything. It offers so much more than a simple degree, it gives you the chance to make yourself into whoever you want to be.’
Jonathan Fred Markanday MChem Chemistry including 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.

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.

Origin of qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

British qualifications

A level Typical offer

AAA or AAB

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

AAA in three A levels 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 subjects:

AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level Alternative offer

AAB or ABB

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

AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics plus one of:

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

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

ABB including A in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics plus one of:

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

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these project qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Typical offer

36 points

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject at Higher Level:

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus one Higher Level subject from Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences.

If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects at Higher Level:

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus two Higher Level subjects from Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences.

We require Chemistry at Higher Level. If you are not studying Biology, Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level but you are studying it at Standard Level we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus 7 in one Standard Level subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

BTEC Typical offer

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) 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

D3, D3, D3 or D3, D3, M1

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

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including 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 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

D3, D3, M1 or D3, M1, M1

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

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics plus one of:

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

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

D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics plus one of:

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

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these project qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

Scottish Highers Typical offer

AA or AB in Advanced Highers

If you are not taking Biology, Mathematics or Physics in your Advanced Highers:

AA in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

If you are taking Chemistry and one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics in your Advanced Highers:

AB in two Advanced Highers including A in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

Access to HE Diploma Typical offer

36 credits at Distinction

A pass in 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 in Chemistry units achieved at Distinction (including units in both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, but excluding Biochemistry) and a further 12 credits in Mathematics, Physics or Biology units achieved at Distinction.

Open University credits Typical offer

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

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 S112: Science: concepts and practice and S215 Chemistry: Essential Concepts. This information is a guide and we consider students applying with Open University Credits 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. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

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.

Combinations of qualifications Typical offer

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), Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF) or 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 Higher Level 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 Higher Level Certificate combinations
  • AA in A level Chemistry and a second core science or mathematics subject plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)

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.

GCSE requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C).

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Cypriot 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Irish 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Hong Kongese 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

French qualifications

French Baccalaureate

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

Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB)

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

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

European qualifications

European Baccalaureate

If you are taking Chemistry and one other subject from Mathematics (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 Mathematics (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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Indian 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 and CISCE boards. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

American 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Spanish 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

German 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Singaporean 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Turkish qualifications

Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

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

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Greek 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Cypriot 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.

English language requirements

Category C

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 184 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Fees and funding


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.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying an undergraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other 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

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
  • Final award
    BSc (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    F107
  • Institution code
    B16
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    15 January 2019
  • Overseas deadline
    15 January 2019
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Selection process

We will usually assess you based on your UCAS application. If you are studying certain qualifications, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma, you may be invited to attend an interview as part of our selection process so we can better assess your studies and experiences. If you are studying an Access to HE Diploma or Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma, please make sure that your UCAS application is submitted by 15th January 2019: if you apply after this deadline, then it may be too late for us to include you in our interview process.

Very exceptionally we may invite you to an interview if you have circumstances we cannot assess from an application alone.

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