The MChem is now the established mainstream route to becoming a professional chemist in the UK. For the first two years of the course, you’ll follow a similar learning path to the BSc programme, then during your third and fourth years the course steps up a gear. You’ll focus on more advanced, master's level topics, with the option to specialise in either synthetic organic chemistry or materials / analytical chemistry. The end result is the kind of widely respected qualification that the major employers of chemists - and the Royal Society of Chemistry - are looking for.
National Student Survey 2017
Second in the North West and no.12 nationally for overall student satisfaction. Chemistry at UCLan is ranked top in the UK for academic support with 96% student satisfaction
Full-time: Four years, Part-time: Usually six years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points including Chemistry Grade C. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects in Chemistry.
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: Maths and English Grade C/4 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.