Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry)

Entry Year: 2019

2 study options

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry) BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
FFX1
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades CCC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. This must include at least one A-Level science subject of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,100
Funding information
Paying your fees

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry) MSci (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MSci (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
FFY1
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades CCC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. This must include at least one A-Level science subject of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,100
Funding information
Paying your fees
Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry)
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Overview

Combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in chemistry.

Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in chemistry with our integrated foundation programme, open to UK/EU and international students. You are guaranteed a place on one of the following programmes at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year, without having to re-apply through UCAS:

As a foundation student you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport. UK and EU foundation students are eligible for funding through the Student Loans Company. You’ll be taught on our Mile End campus by experienced university staff who also teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

You can choose your own pathway through this degree, with the option to carry out an additional year of advanced study to graduate with an MSci.

Professional recognition

All chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, giving graduates Associate Member status.

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Structure

You can complete your Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry) in four or five years.

Year 1

Foundation year

Below is the course structure for your foundation year. The structure and modules of the rest of your degree depend on which programme you progress onto.

Compulsory

  • A Closer Look at Chemistry
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Molecules to Cells

Choose from

  • Communication in Science and Technology
  • English Language I

Choose from

  • Mathematics I*
  • Principles of Mathematics

Choose from

  • Form and Function in Biology
  • Physics, Mechanics and Materials

Choose from

  • Mathematics I*
  • Mathematics II*

Choose from

  • Diversity and Ecology
  • Physics, Electricity and Atomic Physics

*You are allocated these modules automatically depending on your previous mathematics qualification.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Years 2 - 4

Modules are dependant on your chosen degree programme, and whether you opt to study towards a BSc (four years) or MSci (five years). You can choose from:

 

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

MSci

Take an extra year to carry out an extended research project alongside studying advanced modules. Apply for the Science and Engineering Foundation Programme MSci if you’re interested in a career in academic or industrial research. 

Testimonial

Everyone at Queen Mary has been really welcoming – as a foundation student, there is a lot of support available and I have really enjoyed becoming part of the Queen Mary student community.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

We use a mixture of teaching styles – lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work.

A typical weekly workload is six to eight lectures and four to five hours of practical laboratories or workshops.

Outside of classes, you’ll need to spend 20 to 25 hours per week preparing, writing and reading.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 70% of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests).

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • newly refurbished lecture theatres
  • up-to-date IT facilities
  • modern, well-equipped labs.
     

Entry requirements

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry) - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades CCC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. This must include at least one A-Level science subject of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 26 points overall, including 3,3 from two Higher Level subjects. This must include Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level. A second science subject at Higher Level of Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology is also required.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a science discipline e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction, 15 credits at Merit and 15 credits at Pass or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis, and we may request an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Chemistry) - MSci (Hons)

A-LevelGrades CCC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. This must include at least one A-Level science subject of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 26 points overall, including 3,3 from two Higher Level subjects. This must include Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level. A second science subject at Higher Level of Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Psychology is also required.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a science discipline e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction, 15 credits at Merit and 15 credits at Pass or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis, and we may request an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Progression onto chemistry programmes

You are guaranteed a place on a chemistry programme at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year. You can also use your foundation qualification to study at other UK or overseas universities. Progression requirements vary depending on the course.

Chemistry

As well as being equipped for a career in the chemical industry – one of the UK’s largest – chemistry graduates are highly rated by business and finance employers for their data handling and analytical skills.

Recent chemistry graduates have been hired by:

  • Hammersmith Medicines Research
  • Mitie
  • Starna Scientific
  • Zeta Analytical.

Career support

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has a careers consultant, who can offer specialist advice and organise subject-specific events. We also have a dedicated internships coordinator.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and dynamic school with strong links to industry. We offer a stimulating and supportive learning experience.

You’ll experience inspirational teaching from high-calibre staff who are leaders in their field. According to the Research Excellence Framework, 87 per cent of our chemistry and 82 per cent of our biology research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. You’ll stay up to date with weekly departmental seminars on new research findings.

Thanks to our close teaching and research links, students have special opportunities for original investigative work with the Natural History Museum, ZSL London Zoo, Forest Enterprise and University of London’s Marine Biological Station at Millport in Scotland.

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