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

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2 years

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Course overview

This blended-learning programme is a top-up route to a BSc degree if you've already completed the FdSc Chemical Sciences course. Studying part-time for two years, you'll learn through workshops, online resources, direct reading and independent research.

Chemistry here is taught by leaders in the field. Scientists at Hull helped to pioneer the LCD display technology on your smartphone, laptop, tablet and TV.

You'll gain a broad, balanced knowledge of the subjects which make up modern chemistry. And you'll have the chance to extend that knowledge into specialised and cutting-edge areas.

Six reasons to study Chemistry at Hull

  1. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  2. 93% graduate employabilty rating*
  3. 91% rating for overall student satisfaction
  4. Strong industry links with major companies
  5. Learn from leaders in the field
  6. 79% of our research is world-leading

What you'll study

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Advanced Chemistry Laboratory with Literature Review

    This part-time, blended-learning, industry-based module has two principal components, advanced laboratory experiments and write ups, and a literature review. The focus is on practical skills in both a laboratory environment and through literature searching, as well as writing skills.

    Structure Determination and Analytical Techniques

    Explore structure determination and analytical techniques of x-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and quality assurance. The emphasis is on enhancing theoretical knowledge and developing problem-solving skills.

    Topics in Materials Chemistry

    Discover exciting, cutting-edge research topics of rings, chains and clusters,  as well as the structure and applications of fullerenes and nanotubes. You'll also explore large molecules in polymers, dendrimers and supramolecular systems. The emphasis is on enhancing theoretical knowledge and developing problem solving skills.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Topics in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

    Learn about the role of metals in organic synthesis, explore concerted cycloaddition reactions and homogeneous catalysis, and discover the role of inorganic compounds in biological systems. The emphasis is on enhancing theoretical knowledge and developing problem solving skills.

    Advanced Colloid Science

    This module is focused on exciting, cutting-edge topics of physical chemistry in terms of polymers, surfactants and colloids. The emphasis is on enhancing theoretical knowledge and developing problem solving skills.

    Work-based Project

    You'll select a topic, most likely related to your work activities in the same area as your prior literature review. You'll then search the relevant literature for background, perform practical work to acquire results, write up the project in a report and compile a PowerPoint presentation.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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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.

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Learn practical skills in new resources including laser technology for elemental analysis and a microfluidic fabrication capability.

Fees and funding

Home / EU
  • 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. 

£9,250 per year*

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Industrial chemist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical chemist
  • Biotechnologist

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.

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*Percentage of students in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

†Overall satisfaction score for this subject (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)

‡79% of our research is 'world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014)