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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Chemistry

Course in clearing
Full-time Biosciences and chemistry

Focus on understanding theoretical concepts of chemistry through practical application.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? F100
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn the knowledge to solve real-world chemistry problems in the context of biological, environmental, materials and pharmaceutical science.
  • Gain experience of industrially relevant analytical instrumentation and modern synthetic methodologies.
  • Achieve an appreciation of the importance of risk assessment protocols and development of project management skills.
  • Choose to transfer onto the MChem qualification.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

Develop the skills to achieve in a wide variety of employment, including industrial and academic research and development.

Optional transfer to the MChem qualification is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in research and is suitable for students who achieve good results during years one and two of the BSc route.


Student View

Watch student Gemma Portlock talk about what it’s like to study this course

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Alex Hamilton talk about this course.

You learn not only practical skills, but also to keep effective records, analyse data, design and plan procedures. You work both independently and with others.

You learn through

  • core lectures
  • laboratory work
  • small group academic tutorials

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Vikki Carolan
Vikki Carolan
Principal Lecturer and Undergraduate Delivery Manager

Vikki is a lecturer in analytical science at Sheffield Hallam. She is also the Academic Placement Tutor for the department of Biosciences and Chemistry

Alex Hamilton
Alex Hamilton
Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

My teaching covers all aspects of Physical Chemistry. My research group apply state-of-the-art computational simulations to understand reaction mechanisms and design … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Networking opportunities

This course benefits from accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), which helps you to connect with the wider chemistry community.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • analytical science
  • research and pharmaceutical development
  • regulatory affairs
  • teaching
  • IT
  • accountancy
  • marketing

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work as

  • biological monitors for the Health and Safety Laboratory
  • validation chemists for Waters Ltd
  • external manufacturer quality leaders at Reckitt Benckiser
  • operations managers at Pure Melt Ltd
  • quality and technical graduates at Tesco PLC

Many graduates also choose to progress to specialist postgraduate courses or carry out research for a PhD to enhance their scientific careers.

Accreditation

The BSc (Hons) Chemistry is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • new specialist laboratories, part of the £10 million STEM development, that use the same type of equipment found in industry
  • state-of-the-art instrumentation in all aspects of chemistry

Entry requirements

All students

80 points

A-level applicants: at least 24 UCAS points from A-level Chemistry

BTEC applicants: National Extended Diploma in Applied Science DMM

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Concepts In Physical Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Organic Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Inorganic And Materials Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Principles Of Chemistry And Analytical Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analytical And Bioanalytical Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Chemistry And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Organic And Biological Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Physical And Inorganic Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 2 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 3 Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Analytical Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Inorganic, Physical & Materials Chemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Organic Synthesis And Spectroscopy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Medicinal Chemistry And Drug Discovery Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Pharmacology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Biosciences and chemistry courses (PDF)

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