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Undergraduate study

Chemistry 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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Welcome to Chemistry Welcome to Chemistry here at the University of Huddersfield. We’re a dynamic and innovative teaching and research environment within the School of Applied Sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our tutors care about what you achieve. In fact, we are the UK’s only University where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.* We’re also a TEF Gold rated university and the winner of the first Global Teaching Excellence Award.** We have specialist and modern scientific labs for you to learn about many aspects of chemistry including the practical aspects of real-world chemistry applications.

Our Chemistry BSc(Hons) and MChem, Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem and Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons) courses are all accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which provides you with industry-wide recognition regarding the quality of your qualification. Our main goal is to enthuse you about your subject and provide you with the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to enable you to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career after you graduate. Dr Karl Hemming Course Leader

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time. **Higher Education Academy 2017.

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Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry and you’ll be joining a department with a long and illustrious history. Our teaching and research here dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area.

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My placement year was a fantastic experience. I learned various organic and analytical techniques, which are essential to become an impactful Chemist. Bimod Thapa, Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci

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The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff areFellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

Chemistry is fundamental for the manufacture of so many products, including everything from pharmaceuticals to fuel, while chemical engineering deals with the factors involved in large-scale chemical reactions and industrial manufacturing processes. We offer a range of degrees across both subjects that could help you gain real-world experience and enhance your career prospects. You may have already begun to specialise in key areas of study. At Huddersfield you’ll be able to develop your interests, with a choice of degrees across mainstream chemistry, chemical engineering and pharmaceutical chemistry. This could be the vital first step into a career in an industry like agrochemicals, environmental science, sustainable technology, metallurgy, petrochemicals or adhesives. To nail a job, you’re going to have to show that you’ve got the practical skills to deliver. That’s why our courses focus on practical applications, as well as chemical equations. This is real world stuff for real world industries.

In the subject area of Chemistry we scored 93.23% for student satisfaction.**

While our lecturers focus on applying the theory to real world environments, we’ll help you to get out into the world too. All our courses have optional or compulsory placement years in the third year. You could work in a cutting-edge industry or a research institute – to build up a compelling CV. Our Chemistry BSc(Hons) and MChem, Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem and Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons) courses are all accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. So what are your prospects after Huddersfield? Well, previous students have gone on to work in roles like Analytical Chemist, Developmental Chemist, Pharmaceutical Analyst, Quality Control Analyst, Research Chemist and Technical Innovations Chemist.*** * Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time. **National Student Survey 2017. ***LinkedIn.

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Graduates employed from these subjects

87– 92%*

Key information: UCAS code: HF81 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level inc. Maths and either Chemistry or Physics. DDM at BTEC in Applied Science plus an A Level in Maths at grade C or DDM at BTEC in Engineering plus an A Level in Chemistry at grade C. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by A Levels in Chemistry and Maths at a min. grade C. 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Maths and either Chemistry or Physics at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry BSc(Hons)

From fuel and clothing to pharmaceuticals and phones, chemistry is the central science that makes our modern everyday lives possible. Chemical engineering delves into how chemical reactions can be scaled up for industrial manufacturing. Evenly split across these two distinct but interlinked subjects, this course gives you the chance to become fluent in both areas and set yourself up for career opportunities in a wide range of industries that rely upon the ability to integrate both disciplines. Designed with a four-way split between core chemical engineering, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, this course also weaves problem-solving and logical reasoning through all the modules. We’ll show you how to take an imaginative approach to the subjects, so you’re not just learning the facts, but building the real-world knowledge and mastering the key skills that will help stand you in good stead for your future career. In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry.

And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help gear your study towards boosting your employability. On the course you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry and chemical engineering who are all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thoughtprovoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career.

Placements Students in this subject area have completed placements with organisations such as Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Intertek Rolls-Royce and Pfizer.

Sean Duffy graduated from Chemistry MChem in 2017 and is now a Senior Research Technician (Nanomaterials and Composites) at the Centre for Process Innovation “The skills that I learned through my degree have allowed me to integrate successfully into a dynamic team. I now work in all different areas of nanotechnology with a main focus on graphene and its real life applications such as concepts for flooring and aeroplanes. This could contribute towards a more economical and cost efficient world.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Chemistry BSc(Hons)

80%* Key information: UCAS code: F100 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC** at A Level inc. a grade C in Chemistry. DMM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/ Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a min. grade C. 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade C in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry BSc(Hons) and you’ll be joining a department with a long and illustrious history. Our teaching and research here dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this modern chemistry course carries on that vibrant and distinguished tradition. We cover the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as giving you the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies. So you could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with forensic science, all helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation.

Accreditation * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Whichever options you choose, you’ll be able to get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problemsolving skills. In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability. Our Chemistry BSc(Hons) is taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thoughtprovoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career in academic, industrial or commercial settings.

Employability Graduates from this course have gone on to work for organisations such as Mundipharma Research, Lubrizol Ltd and Rosehill Polymers.***

James Matthews, Chemistry BSc(Hons), placement with Thornton & Ross Ltd “My placement year has helped me gain an extensive amount of experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry by completing different types of analysis. In addition to this I have also had the chance to develop my personal skills such as communication, time management and team work.”

*** LinkedIn.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Chemistry MChem

100%* Key information: UCAS code: 7X66 Duration: 4 years full-time inc. placement year Entry requirements: ABB** inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry. DDD at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/ Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a min. grade B. 128 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

Chemistry has never played such an important part in our everyday lives. Fuel, clothing, packaging, medicines and electronic devices are all made possible thanks to the fundamental science of chemistry. Building on our Chemistry BSc(Hons), this course also includes a year spent in a research group when you’ll get the chance to see your subject in action, immerse yourself in real-world chemistry and boost your career prospects after graduation. On top of getting a grounding in the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, you’ll get the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies, so you could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with forensic science. All helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this course is designed to help you gain knowledge of the fundamentals while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills. You’ll be able to put all that into practice when you get one year’s research experience in an academic setting in Year 3. So if you’re fascinated by the idea of getting stuck into research for real, and gaining an edge that could help you kick start your career in a broad range of fields, this could be the ideal choice for you. Choosing to study with us means you’ll be taught by academics, in specialist areas of chemistry, who are all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involve you in their forward-thinking research.

Accreditation * Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Daniel Ross, Chemistry MChem, placement with the Elliott Research Group, University of Huddersfield “My placement year has massively improved my confidence and belief in my own ability, allowing me to be able to carry out the work that was needed with minimal supervision which is a hugely desirable quality in the working world. Also the conferences I was able to attend allowed me to make contacts that will no doubt be useful in the future.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

80%* Key information: UCAS code: F1H8 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC** at A Level inc. a grade C in Chemistry. DDM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by A Levels in Chemistry and Maths at a min. grade C. 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade C in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons)

From fuel and clothing to pharmaceuticals and phones, chemistry is the central science that makes our modern everyday lives possible. Chemical engineering delves into how chemical reactions can be scaled up for industrial manufacturing. This predominantly chemistry based degree gives you the chance to specialise as a chemist while also understanding the language of chemical engineers, setting yourself up for career opportunities in a wide range of industries that rely upon the ability to understand both disciplines. Designed with a four-way split between organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, this course also weaves problem-solving and logical reasoning through all the modules. We’ll show you how to take an imaginative approach to the subjects, so you’re not just learning the facts, but building the real-world knowledge and mastering the key skills that will help stand you in good

stead for your future career. In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability. On the course you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry and chemical engineering who are all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thoughtprovoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career.

Accreditation This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Matt Hawkins, Chemistry with Chemical Engineering BSc(Hons), placement with Intertek Rolls-Royce “My placement involved replacing a current method used in the Rolls-Royce casting facilities. I got to learn about analytical techniques used in industry. This will help develop my final year thesis for my experimental design project.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

90%* Key information: UCAS code: F101 Duration: 4 years full-time inc. placement year Entry requirements: ABB** at A Level inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry. DDD at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/ Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a min. grade B. 128 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem

From fuel to phones, Tetrapak to toothpaste – chemistry underpins much of modern manufacturing. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in all aspects of real-world chemistry on this four-year course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Our Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem is designed to get you closer to where it’s all happening and set you off on the right foot, so you can start making your mark on the industry as soon as you graduate. On top of getting a grounding in the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, you’ll get the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies, so you could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with forensic science. All helping

you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation. All along the way, the course is designed to help you gain knowledge of the fundamentals while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills. But it’s during your third year, when you get to experience a placement in an industry setting, that you’ll really be able to put all that into practice. So if you’d like to inject a boost of real-world experience into your studies, this could be the ideal choice for you. Choosing to study with us means you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forwardthinking research.

Sophie Jones, Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem, placement with Solvay, Halifax “The University has really good industrial links, which made gaining a year in industry really easy. I didn’t realise how much I had learned at University until I went on my placement. It gave me an insight into the world of work, what different departments entail and what to expect on a chemical plant, and I was able to develop a wide range of skills.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

90%* Key information: UCAS code: B202 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC** at A Level inc. a min. grade C in Chemistry. DMM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/ Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a min. grade C. 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade C in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc(Hons)

Studying for your Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc(Hons) degree with us gives you the chance to explore all the fundamentals of organic chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology while providing you with the option to develop a specialism in pharmaceutics. Throughout the course you’ll be building up your knowledge and getting to practise the skills that are sought after by a wide range of industries.

In your final year, you’ll delve deeper into the complexities of drug action and drug design. You’ll also complete a research project, giving you the chance to make an impact in your area of particular interest or perhaps focus on topics you might wish to pursue in your future career in industry or academia. Wherever you’d like your career path to take you, taking your first steps with us could give you a great start.

During the course you’ll get to grips with the subject areas through lectures, tutorials, focused seminars and hands-on practicals in modern chemical sciences labs. Guided by teaching staff who are all educated to doctoral level in their respective areas of expertise, you’ll be able to develop your logical reasoning skills and establish an imaginative approach to solving problems. We’ll also support you in getting realworld experience with the option to complete a placement in Year 3. All of these aspects of the course are designed to help build your confidence in applying your knowledge and help you enter the world of work when you graduate.

Kameliya Ravanliyska graduated from Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc(Hons) in 2016 and is now a Remote Site Monitor (Central) for PPD “To realise that you can help people who until now thought their disease was untreatable is absolutely magical! And this is my aim – to bring hope to people using science. Thanks to my education at the University of Huddersfield I am now going to work with one of the biggest worldwide teams for pharmacovigilance.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

87%* Key information: UCAS code: B203 Duration: 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB** at A Level inc. a grade B in Chemistry. DDM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/ Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a min. grade C. 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry at A Level. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 87% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci

Designed for students targeting a career in the pharmaceutical industry, this four-year undergraduate Master’s course includes a placement in your third year where you can combine in-depth academic study with gaining real-world experience. Our Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci degree gives you the chance to explore all the fundamentals of organic chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology while providing you with the option to develop a specialism in pharmaceutics. Where this course differs from the Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc(Hons) degree is that the third year of the MSci is a compulsory UK placement year in industry, a government agency or academic research group. We’ll support you to find a place that’s right for you and wherever you choose to go, you’ll complete academic assignments alongside your work experience.

From day one you’ll be building up your knowledge and getting to practise the skills that are sought after by a wide range of industries. Throughout the course you’ll get to grips with the subject areas through lectures, tutorials, focused seminars and hands-on practicals in modern chemical sciences labs. Guided by teaching staff who are all educated to doctoral level in their respective areas of expertise, you’ll be able to develop your logical reasoning skills and establish an imaginative approach to solving problems. All of the aspects of this course are designed to help build your confidence in applying your knowledge and help you enter the world of work when you graduate.

Placements Students on this course have completed placements with organisations such as Surfachem and Harvard Medical School.

Priscilla Ogunmola, Pharmaceutical Chemistry MSci, placement with The Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurodegeneration (LDDN) in USA “I was fortunate to do my placement in an academic research lab abroad, where I’ve gained more confidence. I also worked with relatively high-end equipment, which has reinforced my knowledge and my improved technical skills. I now have an appreciation for the role of a Medicinal Chemist in drug discovery.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

Pharmacology

Key information: UCAS code: B2C1 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year

On this course, you’ll be looking at all aspects of pharmacology including neurodegenerative diseases and other conditions affecting ageing populations, as well as infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS. You’ll also have the chance to study topics around public health and increase your understanding of emerging pathogens and those that are becoming resistant to antibiotics. In short, you could come away from the course with a wide knowledge and the practical skills to kick-start a fulfilling career.

80– 95%*

Entry requirements: BBC** at A Level inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry, or a grade C in Chemistry plus a grade B in another relevant Science subject. DMM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care is acceptable but must be accompanied by another Science A Level at a min. grade C. 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry, or a grade C in Chemistry plus a grade B in another relevant Science subject. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 14.

BSc(Hons)

technical and scientific knowledge, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your deductive, analytical and communication skills – all vital when you venture out into the real world. On top of that, there’s the chance to gain hands-on experience in our modern biological sciences labs using the kind of instrumentation you’ll find in industry. And if you want to get even more insight and up-to-the-minute experience, you can opt to do a work placement for the duration of your third year.

Studying for your Pharmacology BSc(Hons) degree with us, you’ll be guided by doctoral-level teaching staff on a modular course designed to help you follow your interests and tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations. Alongside building your

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 80-95% of graduates from courses in these subject areas at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Key information: UCAS code: BCF0 Duration: Full-time (Year 0 of a 4/5 year degree including placement year) Entry requirements: CCE at A Level

Science Extended Degree

leading to a BSc(Hons) degree

MMP at BTEC. This does not need to be in a technical or Science subject. 80 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. As part of the selection process applicants are normally required to complete an aptitude test and interview.

* Progression onto Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Foundation Maths module. Progression onto Chemical Engineering MEng is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Foundation Maths module, plus an overall pass mark of at least 70%.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to one of our science based degrees, you can apply to our Science Extended Degree. Getting stuck into the four main disciplines of biology, chemistry, maths and physics, you’ll have the chance to get a grounding in the scientific knowledge you’ll need no matter which route you eventually decide to take. But it’s not just about theory here. Our professional, dedicated and friendly staff are on hand to help reshape the way you learn, challenge you to rethink your own practices and equip you with the skills that will be the foundations for your further studies. Taught through lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals in our modern

facilities, you’ll get the benefit of the staff’s expertise in both academia and industry. Optional drop-in sessions offer a great opportunity for you to strengthen your knowledge and make sure you’ve got a clear understanding of all the material as you go along. On successful completion of this year (you must pass all six modules), you’ll be able to start the first year of your degree in the subject areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering*, Forensic Science or Pharmacy.**

** Progression onto Pharmacy MPharm is dependent on meeting stringent performance levels in the Science Extended Degree. You must pass all six modules with an overall pass mark of at least 70%. Plus at least 70% in the Chemistry in Action module and 70% on the maths element of the Foundation Maths module. You must also successfully undertake an interview with the Pharmacy admissions staff.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Meet our staff

Chemistry is relevant to many aspects of everyday life

Dr Lindsay Harding Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry “I’ve always been interested in how things work, which is why I’m a scientist. I became interested in my field of study at school as chemistry was my favourite subject at GCSE and A Level. Also chemistry is relevant to many aspects of everyday life.

I love keeping myself and my students up to date with the latest developments in analytical chemistry through my research and teaching. “I grew up in Berkshire and studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury for my undergraduate degree in Chemistry with Environmental Science BSc(Hons). After a period of working I came to Huddersfield to study for my PhD, and in 2007 I became a Lecturer here. Before my PhD I had a job as an Analytical Chemist and I saw how the theory I’d learnt could be used in practice in a career. “My most memorable event here at Huddersfield was seeing my first students graduate. I felt immense pride at seeing the results of all their hard work and achievements. “What I enjoy the most about teaching my subject is relating to the students, explaining things to them and seeing that ‘penny drop’ moment. I love keeping myself and my students up to date with the latest developments in analytical chemistry through my research and teaching. I feel this can also help to contribute to their employability and future career prospects.”

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My student journey so far

Holly Flannaghan Chemistry BSc(Hons)

“At school I liked the sciences and was good at maths, so I combined them all by studying biology, chemistry and maths at A Level, as this provided a good basis for a wide variety of choice across various degree courses.

Plus the Tutors I met were really interested in me as a person and not just what results I would achieve. Also the facilities and campus were brilliant. I could really tell that the University invested in facilities for students.

“I chose to study Chemistry BSc(Hons) as I really liked chemistry at A Level. There’s lots of areas to go into, the job prospects are good and I still got to do maths. I chose the University of Huddersfield as I really liked that the teaching of chemistry included frequent practical lab sessions, which I thought would help me gain really useful experience for my future career.

“My most memorable event has been my presentation about my placement year at Nissan in Sunderland as a Paint Engineer. I gained a lot of confidence on my placement. Also how to work with different people and to present at meetings with different audiences. After my degree I’d like to study for a Master’s in environmental chemistry as I want to work for an environmental agency monitoring pollution.

I gained a lot of confidence on my placement. Also how to work with different people and to present at meetings with different audiences.

“It’s not all study though, there’s loads of opportunities to pursue wider interests and make new friends through societies, the gym and sports facilities etc. There’s a good balance of study and social life.”

To hear Holly talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 473867 Email. chemistry@hud.ac.uk @hudsas huddersfieldscience

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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