The Chemistry Extended Degree BSc begins with a foundation year (Year 0), during which you’ll gain a broad knowledge of key scientific disciplines and develop the confidence, motivation and skills that are vital for continuing on at honours level.
Throughout your foundation year and beyond, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience of our exemplary staff; many lecturers are current industry experts or active researchers. They’ll guide you through the fundamentals of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry and your chosen speciality topics.
You’ll learn in our £30 million Science Centre, with 280+ cutting-edge workstations, giving you hands-on experience with the latest technology in the field. As well as a laboratory-based project in your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in various work-based placements.
Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Biochemistry (core, 30 credits)
- Biology (core, 30 credits)
- Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
- Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
After the course
Our graduates often find work in high technology science-based industries, although many also choose to go on to further study in order to maximise their earning potential.
Chemistry is also a popular degree with employers in all sectors, and you will find opportunities in finance, commerce and information technology among many other industries.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.