UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This four'year programme offers a complete education in chemistry, covering all the important areas of chemistry while also allowing you to take optional courses in other areas such as astronomy, biology, computing or physics. An additional year is offered on top of the Chemistry BSc, in which students may further specialise their interests and deepen their knowledge by undertaking advanced courses and research projects.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to chemical principles; basic inorganic chemistry; basic organic chemistry; basic physical chemistry. Year 2 examples: Principles of inorganic chemistry; principles of organic chemistry; principles of physical chemistry. Year 3 examples: Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry; principles and methods of organic synthesis; advanced topics in physical chemistry; literature project. 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 AAB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB-AAAAA
  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-85%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 67%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 95%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 25
Studying 65
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

38% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 58%

Total Coursework: 25%

Total Practical: 17%

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

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