Faculty of Science and Engineering

FdSc Chemical Sciences (part-time)


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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Chemical Structure, Molarity and Kinetics (Blended Learning)

  • Structure, bonding and reactivity in aliphatic and unsaturated carbons

  • Atomic and molecular structure

  • Acids and bases

  • Kinetics 1

Inorganic Solids, Analysis and Kinetics (Blended Learning)

  • Kinetics 2

  • Inorganic solids

  • Spectroscopy

  • Chromatography

Professional skills (Blended Learning)

  • Mathematics Skills

  • IT Skills

Applied Industrial Chemistry

  • Steelmaking

  • Polymers

  • Green chemistry

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Chemical Elements, Conjugation and Thermodynamics (Blended Learning)

  • Main group chemistry

  • Analytical approach

  • Structure, bonding and reactivity in conjugated hydrocarbons

  • Thermodynamics 1

Organic Reactions, Transition Metals and Thermodynamics (Blended Learning)

  • Thermodynamics 2

  • Transition metal chemistry

  • Nucelophilic aliphatic substitution and elimination

  • Chemistry of the carbonyl group 1

Applied Commercial Chemistry (Blended Learning)

  • Oil refining

  • Sustainable economies

  • Health and safety

Work Based Learning (Blended Learning)

  • Company review

  • Literature review

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Synthesis and Analysis (Blended Learning)

  • Organic structure determination

  • Stereochemistry and confirmation

  • Synthesis of (hetero) aromatic compounds

  • Further transition metal chemistry

  • Atomic spectroscopy and elemental analysis

Synthesis and Measurement (Blended Learning)

  • Chemistry of the carbonyl group 2

  • Molecular spectroscopy

  • Organometallic chemistry

  • Introduction to synthesis and retrosynthesis

Transferable Skills (Blended Learning)

  • ePortfolio

FdSc Work Based Project (Blended Learning)

  • FdSc Work Based Project

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More about this course

This three-year part-time blended-learning course leads to a nationally recognised qualification. The programme is designed to provide a foundation of chemical knowledge and professional skills across a wide range of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry topics.

Chemistry students at Hull work closely with our world-class researchers and enjoy access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, making for a truly outstanding learning experience. Chemistry here is taught by some of the leaders in the field, including members of the pioneering liquid crystal display (LCD) research team, now spearheading the next generation of display technology – Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). The programme covers an exciting and diverse array of subjects. You gain a broad, balanced knowledge of the wide array of subjects that make up modern chemistry, and the opportunity to extend that knowledge into specialised and cutting-edge areas of the discipline.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

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Excellent job prospects - 94% of our students are in work or study six months after graduating. (HESA 2017)

Be inspired by leaders in the field including members of the team that gave the world LCD displays

Cutting edge facilities include synthesis laboratories, a state-of-the-art microscopy suite, NMR, microfluidic fabrication facilities and mass spectrometry facilities.

Industry links include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

Entry requirements

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

We are ranked among the top 10 universities nationally for the job prospects of our chemistry graduates. This, alongside the national shortage of suitably qualified chemists in industry, puts our graduates in a strong position. Some use their chemistry and their communication skills to become teachers in universities, schools and colleges. Others use their knowledge and skills to follow research careers in universities, industry, government laboratories and research institutes.

From your training as a scientist, your analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in research, excellent training in fundamental scientific principles as well as practical, organisational and computing skills will make you highly sought after by employers from a wide range of industries.

Our links with employers through our Institute for Chemistry in Industry have enabled many Hull graduates to gain senior positions in their chosen field. Many of our graduates go into successful careers with employers such as BP, RB (Reckitt Benckiser), Croda International, Tata Steel, and Smith & Nephew to name a few. Many students have also stayed on for higher degrees both at masters and PhD level.