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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary


Chemistry is a core science subject that touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and will become increasingly important in our future knowledge-based society. Chemists develop life-saving drugs, medical devices, materials and sensors that can enhance our quality of life beyond measure.

The general aim of the Foundation Degree in Chemical Sciences is to provide graduates who can progress to Stage 2 Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry degrees at QUB and elsewhere. It will also benefit both students in making an effective future contribution in the workplace and current employees who are offered the opportunity to develop their chosen career. In keeping with the QAA Subject Benchmarking Statement for Chemistry, this programme seeks to take a holistic view of the subject disciplines, and therefore encourages interdisciplinary thinking and analysis. Likewise, an integral work-based learning component is built into the course to enhance the student’s prospects for employability and effectiveness in the workplace.

Specifically, this programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of scientific methods of enquiry and theoretical principles of chemical sciences, including, where appropriate, the application of those principles in an employment context.

Chemical Sciences Degree Highlights

This course is taught at Belfast Metropolitan College (Titanic Quarter Campus) and also uses specialized laboratories and other facilities at QUB.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level :

A-level CC including Chemistry and a second Science subject (Science subjects accepted: Biology, Computer Science, ICT (not Applied), Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Technology & Design) plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C/4.


University information

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 85 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated welcome service, an orientation programme (five days in September and four days in January), and events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 59 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    149 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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