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Chemistry with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

Chemistry at Salford integrates the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry in a package that meets the needs of employers for highly skilled chemists across the range of modern chemical industries. This course will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of chemistry, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree.

With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in. You will gain experience in aspects of sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, also known as ‘green’ chemistry.

COURSE DETAILS

The foundation year will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Chemistry course. In year one you will build your foundation in core areas of chemistry. In year two you will develop chemistry-based laboratory skills. In the third year, emphasis will be placed upon chemical research and highlighting new developments in the field of chemistry.

EMPLOYMENT

Graduates from the course will be highly skilled and particularly well suited to address the skills shortages in the chemical sector. The sector has highlighted the requirement for chemistry graduates with a knowledge of sustainability and green chemistry which this course provides. Potential employers of chemistry graduates include chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We place a high emphasis on employability, placements and technical support meaning that our graduates are fully equipped to enter into industry or pursue further study.

A BSc in Chemistry will provide you with chemical and transferable skills, both of which are highly regarded by employers from different sectors including CRO (contract research organisations), small and big pharma, analytical based companies (both independent and governmental - such as forensic analysis), and a varied range of chemical industries including lubricants, synthesis, quality control, food, cosmetics, materials, construction, toiletries, clinical settings and more. Transferable skills will allow you to seek work in several areas such as research, development, quality assurance, teaching, on legal cases, within government and more.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

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University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

The University of Salford is a global institution, with over 3,000 international students from 150 countries studying at its historic campus near Manchester.
Salford is part of Greater Manchester: a friendly, diverse, affordable city region in the UK with many placement, internship and part-time work opportunities.
The University of Salford has awarded many scholarships over the last five years to support high-achieving international students from around the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 59

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    43rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    52nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    53rd

    28

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