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Chemistry with foundation year*

BSc (Hons)
Chemistry with foundation year*

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The chemical industry is the UK’s second largest export contributor and has a significant presence in North Wales and the North West of England.


A key feature of this course is problem-based laboratory sessions designed to equip you for a career in the Chemical Sciences. A wide-ranging study of the relevant theory encompassing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry disciplines is set in the context of current and emerging technologies within the industry and informed by research activity. The core theme of analytical chemistry cuts across both classroom-based sessions and practical sessions delivered in our well-equipped instrument laboratories.


Project work in years 2 and 3 nurtures independent learning, critical thinking and the acquisition of project management skills demanded in the workplace.


Whilst our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the Chemical Industry, success in the course can also lead to opportunities for post-graduate study within the School’s Research Centre or educational jobs in the public sector.


Networking opportunities with expert industrialists is facilitated by research links with local industry, and active involvement with the Royal Society of Chemistry North Wales Section.


This course is also available for as a three year degree (without a foundation year) BSc Hons Chemistry* UCAS code: CM18


 *Subject to ValidationThe University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes, and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information.  Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you with finding an alternative programme.


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