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Natural Sciences (Chemistry) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our undergraduate degree in natural sciences will enable you to maintain a breadth of science subjects reflecting the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scientific research and enterprise.

This course's highly flexible structure will allow you to tailor the degree towards your personal interests whilst providing the core laboratory, IT and performance skills to succeed in your chosen career.

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More about this course

This wide-reaching course will equip you with technical and transferable skills and competencies across a range of subjects within the natural sciences. On graduation you will be well-equipped to take on an exciting role in the chemical, biological or pharmaceutical industries, or progress to postgraduate study.

A typical week involves a minimum of 12 hours' contact time with lecturers in a variety of forms including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops or practicals. Practicals and projects are conducted in our £30 million Science Centre, which is one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe with 280 workstations and specialist laboratory equipment.

Our Learning Centre has many areas available for group or independent study with Wi-Fi and computer facilities as well as a café where you can relax with friends over a coffee. We've also invested in additional interactive, digital laboratory resources, which will support you in your preparation for practical classes and written practical reports.

There is also the opportunity to become a member of the Life Sciences Society, which in turn can provide you with the opportunity to attend several social and professional events. This welcoming society will help you build the skills you'll need for a career within life sciences.

You’ll leave this course ready to pursue a career in the high-technology, science-based industries. You could choose to work in sectors such as education or healthcare, with roles such as developer, lab technician and researcher on offer. You’ll also develop the IT, research and analytical skills that are valued by employers in many different industries such as finance and commerce.


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

Fees and key information

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UCAS code CF13
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Entry requirements

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

  • a minimum of grades BCC from three A levels including grades CC or above in Chemistry and another Science (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Entry from appropriate foundation or access courses will also be considered.

If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Sciences Extended Degree BSc (Hons).

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.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

Modular structure

Your first year will cover the fundamentals of physical, chemical and biological sciences both theoretically and practically in the laboratory. As the course progresses, you’ll have the chance to explore the practical and technical aspects of the natural sciences at a more in-depth level as well as having the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you such as medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, bioanalytical science or advanced spectroscopy.

In your final year, you’ll undertake a year-long research project on a topic of your choosing within the natural sciences. You’ll also have the option to undertake an on-the-job placement as part of your degree, giving you valuable hands-on.

Year 1 modules include:

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

Year 2 modules include:

  • Analytical Science
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human Immunity

Year 3 modules include:

  • Research Project
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Materials
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Natural Products
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Science
  • Atomic and Molecular Spectra
  • Work Placement
  • Ethics for Science

After the course

You’ll leave this course ready to pursue a career in the high-technology, science-based industries. You could choose to work in sectors such as education or healthcare, with roles such as developer, lab technician and researcher on offer. You’ll also develop the IT, research and analytical skills that are valued by employers in many different industries such as finance and commerce.

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.