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Chemistry with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you are interested in chemistry but don’t have the qualifications to apply for a degree, this could be the pathway for you. Build your skills and knowledge on this new four year degree route, which incorporates a foundation year. Successful completion of the foundation year will enable you to progress onto Year 1 of our chemistry degree.You’ll graduate with in-demand skills for a range of career paths, from research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and lab-based roles in the food and energy industries, to positions in the science, engineering, healthcare, environmental or technology sectors. You will stand out from the crowd with professional recognition through our accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry.* 95 per cent of our students say our course is 'intellectually stimulating' and with 88 per cent ‘overall satisfaction’ in the 2016 National Student Survey.* Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the professional body representing chemistry in the UK.* Benefit from a course with excellent 'staff contact': 93 per cent of our students say so, as stated in the 2016 National Student Survey.* Equip yourself for successful employment in a competitive job market – our focus on practical, professional skills means you graduate primed to enter the workplace.* Benefit from award-winning teaching in small groups and be inspired by staff who are world-leading researchers.* Stand out from the crowd with professional recognition through our accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry.* Hone your practical problem-solving skills in our newly-refurbished laboratories, kitted out with the latest analytical instrumentation. Get the most out of your studies with our tutorial system, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance you need to reach your full potential.* Maximise your hands-on laboratory time and learn through doing – this course is structured to be as practical as possible, with 70 percent of assessment based on coursework.* Experience chemistry in the real world and boost your employability by taking a work-based placement project in your final year, or working alongside PhD and post-doctoral researchers in our high specification laboratories.* Graduate with in-demand skills for a range of career paths, from research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and lab-based roles in the food and energy industries, to positions in the science, engineering, healthcare, environmental or technology sectors.* The foundation year is an integral part of the extended degree. Completion of the foundation year will not lead to a separate award or qualification its own right but will provide access to Year 1 of your degree.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,800per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 59 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%

    40th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    34th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%

    2nd

    26

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