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Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Chemistry is often referred to as the 'central science'. It covers topics as diverse as quantum mechanics and the study of atomic particles, to the molecular nature of biological systems and the Human Genome Project.

This degree will give you a strong grounding in fundamental chemistry. You'll also develop specialist knowledge of chemistry for biology and medicine, from the use of powerful microscopes to investigate the causes of genetic disease, to exploring new treatments for cancer.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, assuring the quality of our teaching. This course partially meets the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem) status.

Assessment

You'll be assessed in several different ways, depending on the modules you study. Forms of assessment include:

  • examinations
  • practical work
  • assessed workshops
  • presentations

Careers and skills

Although most of the our graduate’s progress to become scientists, the analytical and transferable skills which constitute part of our degrees are recognised as suitable training for a wide range of careers.

About 40 graduates per year stay in the Department or join other universities to work for higher degrees. Most are involved in collaborative research projects, many with chemical companies.

Career opportunities

  • Innovative medicines graduate
  • Fuels technology chemist
  • Production chemist engineer
  • Products research scientist
  • Business services graduate
  • Auditor

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - A*AA

Essential Subjects:Chemistry (or equivalent) at grade A is essential. A second Science or Mathematics is preferred. We consider the following subjects as a second Science: Biology, Electronics, Environmental Science, Further Mathematics, Geology, Mathematics and Physics.Information: Applicants taking Science A Levels that include a practical component will be required to pass.

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 100 2

    8th out of 57 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 68%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    11th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    20th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    172 78%

    11th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    11th

    6

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