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Chemistry BSc

UCAS code: F100

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
29 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Our Chemistry BSc degree will give you a theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry in the modern world. Our teaching is research-enriched, transcending the traditional divisions of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry and integrating practical methods throughout. It is designed to train the next generation of articulate, flexible chemists for a wide variety of careers starting with chemical, biotech and pharmaceutical industries and extending to wide careers such as finance, law and media.

Key benefits

  • Accredited by the Royal Society for Chemistry.
  • 1st in London for Chemistry (Guardian Rankings 2020)
  • You’ll benefit from research-enriched teaching from internationally renowned scientists and researchers.
  • You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, located in the heart of London.
hayley-wootton

I chose to study at King’s as I was drawn to the rapport between staff and students in the Chemistry department.

Hayley, Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci

Our course integrates the teaching of chemistry foundations with the applications of chemistry using examples taken from the very broad range of chemical and biomedical research and practice at King’s. The course starts with the principles of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, with additional maths, to ensure you can successfully handle advanced physical and computational chemistry. It incorporates an integrated laboratory course that brings together the different strands of chemistry and applies them to a range of chemical systems. In your third year, you will choose from a range of specialised modules so you can investigate particular aspects of the application of chemical principles to contemporary global and industrial challenges. Optional short research projects may also be available as part of the Research Methods module. Our academics have expertise in a number of research areas, including spectroscopic and computational methods, materials science and nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and analytical, green and sustainable chemistry. Students on the BSc and MSci courses do the same first three years, which includes project-driven laboratory practical's in Year 3. Students wanting a general Chemistry degree, for instance to progress to teaching, journalism, management and similar careers, will usually opt for the BSc degree. However, if you want a full- research experience that introduces you to current areas of intensive chemical research you should choose the MSci degree, which involves an additional year. To do this you would normally require marks in Year 3 equivalent to a 2:1 or above. Transfer between these two degrees is possible up to and including the third year. Transfer from the Chemistry MSci/BSc degrees, to the Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci/BSc degrees, is also possible up to the end of your second term of the first year. Students on the Chemistry and Chemistry with Biomedicine BSc/MSci programmes are also able to transfer to the corresponding ‘with a Year’s Professional Placement’ programme after their second year providing they meet the academic requirements and gain one of the competitive year-long internships. This will add an extra year to the course. A Study Abroad pathway is available for MSci students to transfer into and spend either their third year, or a semester of their third or fourth year, studying at a partner institution before returning to King’s to complete their studies. Transfer and progression to the Study Abroad pathway or the ‘with a Year’s Professional Placement’ programme requires students to meet and maintain a grade threshold.

Base campuses

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Royal Society of Chemistry accreditation

The Royal Society for Chemistry

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Chemistry, and at least one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics
Preferred subjects:
Biology, Mathematics or Physics

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Including Chemistry at grade A, and grade A in at least one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 665 at Higher Level with Higher Level 6 in Chemistry, and Higher Level 6 in at least one of Mathematics, Physics or Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

 

 

Information for students thinking of applying with no A-level Maths: We welcome students having no Maths at A-level, provided that they are numerically proficient and comfortable doing maths. Mathematics is fundamental to Chemistry, and is used in all their areas, with a special emphasis in physical chemistry. The importance of mathematics in the chemistry curriculum is the reason of having a specific module Mathematics for Chemists in the second term of the first year.

We recommend students applying with no Maths at A-level to have obtained at least an A at GCSE Maths or a B at AS-Maths. An indication of the mathematical exercises that you should be able to do can be found here.

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

 Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • design and presentation
  • short talks and reports

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our Chemistry graduates are in high demand because employers recognise the wide range of skills that they possess. We train Chemists to think logically and apply mathematical and practical techniques to solve real problems. Our ambition is to produce graduates who have a wider vision of the applications of chemistry for the coming decades and who are equipped for flexible careers to adapt to the changing global and national challenges facing Chemistry. Graduates from our course can be found in a range of sectors where they can exploit their skills and expertise including research, management, finance, medicine and law.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Market Analyst, RBS
  • Technology Consultant, KPMG
  • Tax Associate, Grant Thornton
  • Media Analyst, Media Sense Communications
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Financial Management
  • Molecular and Life Science

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Our course integrates the teaching of chemistry foundations with the applications of chemistry using examples taken from the very broad range of chemical and biomedical research and practice at King’s. The course starts with the principles of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, with additional maths, to ensure you can successfully handle advanced physical and computational chemistry. It incorporates an integrated laboratory course that brings together the different strands of chemistry and applies them to a range of chemical systems. In your third year, you will choose from a range of specialised modules so you can investigate particular aspects of the application of chemical principles to contemporary global and industrial challenges. Optional short research projects may also be available as part of the Research Methods module. Our academics have expertise in a number of research areas, including spectroscopic and computational methods, materials science and nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and analytical, green and sustainable chemistry. Students on the BSc and MSci courses do the same first three years, which includes project-driven laboratory practical's in Year 3. Students wanting a general Chemistry degree, for instance to progress to teaching, journalism, management and similar careers, will usually opt for the BSc degree. However, if you want a full- research experience that introduces you to current areas of intensive chemical research you should choose the MSci degree, which involves an additional year. To do this you would normally require marks in Year 3 equivalent to a 2:1 or above. Transfer between these two degrees is possible up to and including the third year. Transfer from the Chemistry MSci/BSc degrees, to the Chemistry with Biomedicine MSci/BSc degrees, is also possible up to the end of your second term of the first year. Students on the Chemistry and Chemistry with Biomedicine BSc/MSci programmes are also able to transfer to the corresponding ‘with a Year’s Professional Placement’ programme after their second year providing they meet the academic requirements and gain one of the competitive year-long internships. This will add an extra year to the course. A Study Abroad pathway is available for MSci students to transfer into and spend either their third year, or a semester of their third or fourth year, studying at a partner institution before returning to King’s to complete their studies. Transfer and progression to the Study Abroad pathway or the ‘with a Year’s Professional Placement’ programme requires students to meet and maintain a grade threshold.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Royal Society of Chemistry accreditation

The Royal Society for Chemistry

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Chemistry, and at least one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics
Preferred subjects:
Biology, Mathematics or Physics

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Including Chemistry at grade A, and grade A in at least one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 665 at Higher Level with Higher Level 6 in Chemistry, and Higher Level 6 in at least one of Mathematics, Physics or Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

 

 

Information for students thinking of applying with no A-level Maths: We welcome students having no Maths at A-level, provided that they are numerically proficient and comfortable doing maths. Mathematics is fundamental to Chemistry, and is used in all their areas, with a special emphasis in physical chemistry. The importance of mathematics in the chemistry curriculum is the reason of having a specific module Mathematics for Chemists in the second term of the first year.

We recommend students applying with no Maths at A-level to have obtained at least an A at GCSE Maths or a B at AS-Maths. An indication of the mathematical exercises that you should be able to do can be found here.

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

 Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • design and presentation
  • short talks and reports

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our Chemistry graduates are in high demand because employers recognise the wide range of skills that they possess. We train Chemists to think logically and apply mathematical and practical techniques to solve real problems. Our ambition is to produce graduates who have a wider vision of the applications of chemistry for the coming decades and who are equipped for flexible careers to adapt to the changing global and national challenges facing Chemistry. Graduates from our course can be found in a range of sectors where they can exploit their skills and expertise including research, management, finance, medicine and law.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Market Analyst, RBS
  • Technology Consultant, KPMG
  • Tax Associate, Grant Thornton
  • Media Analyst, Media Sense Communications
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Financial Management
  • Molecular and Life Science

Tuition Fees

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
29 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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