Chemistry (Study Abroad) MChem Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
F1T7

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
A*AA-AAA see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

During the first year of your degree, you will cover many of the fundamentals of chemistry, and you will learn about its relevance to the other natural sciences; for example, how it relates to biology, mathematics and physics. You will also have the opportunity to significantly develop your practical chemistry skills. One third of first year is free choice—you can choose to study modules offered by other departments in the University.

Second year courses build upon the broad fundamentals of first year, where you will cover some familiar topics in more detail, such as organic synthesis, spectroscopy and kinetics, while new, more advanced topics are introduced, such as d-metal chemistry, soft-matter chemistry and quantum chemistry. Practical laboratory classes will form a large part of your modules. You will also learn many additional transferable skills.

In your third year you will study a range of advanced core topics, including advanced synthetic chemistry techniques, computational chemistry and chemical biology. You will also study an advanced research skills module to further equip you with techniques relevant to your final year research project. You will also be able to choose from a wide variety of optional modules in specialised areas of chemistry.

MChem students may choose to expand their horizons by spending their fourth year at a foreign university, undertaking advanced chemistry courses and a research project that are of equivalent standard to those offered at Lancaster. Destinations include North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and the Netherlands, with extension to further destinations in progress. Where relevant, foreign language training will be provided in the first three years of the degree; in these cases an early expression of interest is recommended.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    During the first year of your degree, you will cover many of the fundamentals of chemistry, and you will learn about its relevance to the other natural sciences; for example, how it relates to biology, mathematics and physics. You will also have the opportunity to significantly develop your practical chemistry skills. One third of first year is free choice—you can choose to study modules offered by other departments in the University.

    Second year courses build upon the broad fundamentals of first year, where you will cover some familiar topics in more detail, such as organic synthesis, spectroscopy and kinetics, while new, more advanced topics are introduced, such as d-metal chemistry, soft-matter chemistry and quantum chemistry. Practical laboratory classes will form a large part of your modules. You will also learn many additional transferable skills.

    In your third year you will study a range of advanced core topics, including advanced synthetic chemistry techniques, computational chemistry and chemical biology. You will also study an advanced research skills module to further equip you with techniques relevant to your final year research project. You will also be able to choose from a wide variety of optional modules in specialised areas of chemistry.

    MChem students may choose to expand their horizons by spending their fourth year at a foreign university, undertaking advanced chemistry courses and a research project that are of equivalent standard to those offered at Lancaster. Destinations include North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and the Netherlands, with extension to further destinations in progress. Where relevant, foreign language training will be provided in the first three years of the degree; in these cases an early expression of interest is recommended.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level A*AA-AAA including grade A Chemistry and a further science subject

    International Baccalaureate 38-36 points overall with 17-16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and a further science subject

    BTEC Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject including sufficient Chemistry and science content at Distinction.  BTEC qualifications will be considered on individual basis to assess eligibility

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units. Access qualifications will be considered on individual basis to assess eligibility

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

    Essential Subjects

    A range of Advanced/Higher Level subjects, including Chemistry and further science from Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology is required for entry

    GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

    Combination of Qualifications We welcome applications from students with a combination of qualifications, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly for further advice

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

    Year 4

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Chemistry graduates find employment in areas such as pharmaceuticals, product development, postgraduate medicine, research, teaching, protecting the environment, energy and more.  Your degree equips you with up to date skills and knowledge allowing you to embark on a challenging and rewarding career.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £17,470

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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