UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Chemical Physics is an area of modern chemistry that will fascinate students who enjoy the science common to physics and chemistry. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the origins of chemical behaviour, while exploring exciting developments at the interface of chemistry with the other physical sciences. This four'year programme offers an additional year on top of the Chemical Physics BSc, providing scope for greater in'depth study in advanced topics such as quantum mechanics and computational chemistry. It is ideal if you intend to pursue a science'based career.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to chemical principles; basic inorganic chemistry; basic organic chemistry; basic physical chemistry. Year 2 examples: Principles of physical chemistry; chemical dynamics; mathematical methods in chemistry; introductory classical mechanics. Year 3 examples: An introduction to research methods; literature project; advanced topics in physical chemistry. Year 4 examples: Advanced chemical research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB-AAAAA
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

38% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 57%

Total Coursework: 28%

Total Practical: 16%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation