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Chemistry (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Chemistry (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will provide you with a broad knowledge of chemistry as well as laboratory techniques, IT skills and practical job experience so you can graduate fully prepared to work in the world of science. This degree has a built-in foundation year that covers the key concepts of chemistry to fully prepare you for the following three years of your course.

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and provides partial exemption from the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist status.

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More about this course

In your foundation year you’ll learn the key concepts of biochemistry, biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as basic laboratory techniques. You’ll learn about cellular organisms, biomolecules and how to perform calculations on simple chemical systems. Later in the course you’ll cover the important aspects of forensic, pharmaceutical, medical and analytical science.

You’ll benefit from our £30 million Science Centre. This state-of-the-art facility will allow you to work with the kind of equipment you’ll find in science laboratories.

In your final year you’ll undertake a year-long research project based on a subject you’re interested in. In addition to this you have the choice of participating in a work placement to give you practical, hands-on experience to take into your chosen science career.

Throughout the course you’ll have the support of our staff, many of whom are industry experts or active researchers in the field. The encouragement and essential skills you build will boost your confidence to help you succeed on this four-year course.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same modules and content as those who study our Chemistry BSc (Hons) degree.

You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through mini-tests, posters, presentations, essays, practical reports, short answer tests and examinations.

Professional accreditation

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to give partial exemption from the requirements for Chartered Chemist status.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code F103
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This course is subject to validation.

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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2).

Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies


Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Concepts in Chemistry
  • Foundations of Physics
  • General and Organic Chemistry
  • Laboratory Science
  • Molecular Biology


Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Spectroscopic Methods


Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Advances Inorganic Chemistry Materials
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Science
  • Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Sandwich Placement
  • Work Placement

After the course

As a graduate from this course you’ll have an excellent combination of practical on-the-job experience and scientific theory. You’ll be fully equipped to enter a variety of scientific areas of employment.

You could work as an analytical chemist, biotechnologist, chemical engineer, forensic scientist, pharmacologist, toxicologist or a research scientist. The skills you gain on this course will also help you work in areas of biology, finance, geology, information technology, medicine, engineering and physics.

You could also choose to study a postgraduate degree to push your earning potential even further.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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