Faculty of Science and Engineering

BSc Chemistry (top-up) (part-time)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Advanced Chemistry Laboratory with Literature Review

  • Structure Determination and Analytical Techniques

  • Topics in Materials Chemistry

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Topics in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

  • Advanced Colloid Science

  • Work-based Project

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More about this course

This blended-learning programme is intended as a top-up route to a BSc degree for those students that have successfully completed the FdSc Chemical Sciences programme. This 2 year part-time programme is completed through workshops, online resources, direct reading and independent research.

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.

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

This programme is typically intended as a top-up route to a BSc degree for those students that have successfully completed the FdSc Chemical Sciences programme.

International students

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU (part-time): £1,540 (20 credits), £4,625 (60 credits), £6,165 (80 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

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.