chemistry

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Chemistry

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: F100

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chemical Structure and Physical Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry and the Analytical Approach

  • Insight into Materials Chemistry and Scientific Skills

  • Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

  • Organic and Physical Chemistry

  • Chemistry's Global Challenge

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Synthesis and Analysis

  • Spectroscopic Methods

  • Chemistry of the World and Scientific Skills

  • Synthesis and Measurement

  • Inorganic Chemistry, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Thermodynamics

  • Computational Chemistry with Professional Skills

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chemistry of Surfaces, Colloids and Molecular Machines

  • Chemical Separation and Characterisation

  • Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

  • Chemistry group project

Optional modules

  • Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Solids

  • Chemistry in Materials

  • Inorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry

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More about this course

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, including analytical, forensic, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. 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.

Our students graduate with a balance of academic and professional skills, as well as personal qualities, that make them highly sought-after by employers. You develop investigative and problem-solving skills that prepare you to confidently work in the chemical industry or go on to further academic study. The foundation English year has been designed for international students to prepare for university-level study in a British environment. The foundation year is ideal for students whose qualifications don’t allow direct access to a degree course, while the MChem programme gives a deeper understanding of modern chemistry. The option of spending a year in industry imparts skills, experience and knowledge to give you a valuable head start in your career. Both Honours and Masters programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, allowing you to become a member of the society and achieve, after appropriate career experience, Chartered Chemist status (CChem).

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

33%

67%

Second year

37%

63%

Final year

32%

68%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

51%

27%

22%

Second year

44%

39%

17%

Final year

53%

26%

21%

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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

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels;
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma;
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma;
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma;
  • Irish Leaving Certificate;
  • Scottish Highers;
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A level or BTEC in Chemistry/Applied Science at Grade C/Merit or above. Applicants taking the reformed A-level must also Pass the practical element.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points, including 5 in HL Chemistry.
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with minimum of 23 credits at merit including Chemistry/Physical Science modules.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

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

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

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.

Those with entrepreneurial ambitions work in companies that aim to lead the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology markets. Many find employment in laboratories carrying out testing, development, production and analysis.

The scientific and personal skills you gain also open up a wide range of careers where chemistry is not directly involved, including computing, administration, accountancy, insurance, banking and journalism. Others choose to continue their studies as postgraduates.