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Bachelor of Chemistry and Molecular Physics
Bachelor of Chemistry and Molecular Physics

Bachelor of Chemistry and Molecular Physics

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or
  • PTE 71 (with a minimum of 65 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

Other Requirements

  • A level chemistry at grade A. GCSE maths at grade 4 (C) (or equivalent), plus GCSE in English at 4 (C) or above

Course Information

You'll be taught by academic staff from the School of Chemistry and the School of Physics and Astronomy. They will feed your curiosity and develop your approach to independent learning. You may even recognise some of our staff from the popular Periodic Videos and Sixty Symbols YouTube channels.

This course focuses on the overlap between the established disciplines of chemistry and physics. Optional modules on topics such as green chemistry, nanoscale and lasers in chemistry allow you to tailor your degree to a specialist field.

Our students have gone into work in a variety of industries including chemistry, physics and pharmaceutics.

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Year 1

In the first year you will study introductory chemistry, physics and mathematics modules.

You will take practical chemistry classes in our teaching laboratories and a special module on data analysis and scientific computing.

  • Fundamental Chemistry Theory and Practical
  • From Newton to Einstein
  • Computing For Physical Science
  • Basic Mathematical Methods for Physics

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Green Chemistry and Processing
  • Frontiers in Chemistry

Year 2

In the second year, lectures will concentrate on physical chemistry, spectroscopy, quantum mechanics and electromagnetic fields. There are laboratory classes in both chemistry and physics.

There is a choice of optional modules, covering specialised topics such as nanotechnology and analytical chemistry.

Core modules

  • Core Laboratory Work
  • Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • Energy, Spectroscopy and Solid State Chemistry
  • The Quantum World
  • Classical Fields
  • Experimental Techniques and Instrumentation

Optional modules

  • Principles of Analytical Chemistry
  • Force and Function at the Nanoscale
  • Sustainable Chemistry

Year 3

You will study advanced modules in core physics and chemistry.

A final research project will apply your theoretical, computational and experimental techniques to an area of your choice.

Core modules

  • Chemical Bonding and Reactivity
  • Solids, Interfaces and Surfaces
  • Fourier Methods
  • Atoms, Photons and Fundamental Particles
  • Introduction to Solid State Physics
  • Physics Project
  • Advanced Laboratory Techniques
  • Chemistry and Molecular Physics Literature and Communication Skills

Optional modules

  • Lasers in Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic and Metal Coordination Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Topics in Inorganic Chemistry


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates can find roles in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and drink, and energy sectors. This course will develop your skills in practical and theoretical chemistry, data-analysis and problem-solving. These skills are also valuable for careers in finance, education and the media.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Boots
  • Cancer Research UK
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HSBC
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • NHS
  • Unilever

Many students continue their studies in chemistry or a related discipline working towards a PhD degree.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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