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This four-year programme offers an additional year on top of the Chemical Physics BSc, providing scope for greater in-depth study in advanced topics such as quantum mechanics and computational chemistry. It is ideal if you intend to pursue a science-based career.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Chemical Physics is offered either as a three-year BSc programme or as a four-year MSci. Modules are identical for the first two years of study, so you can defer which to opt for until the end of your second year. We advise you, however, to select the four-year MSci programme initially as this gives you the most control over you plans.
Although the Chemical Physics MSci is based on core chemistry modules, there is more scope to develop skills in physics and theoretical aspects of chemistry, and either inorganic chemistry or organic chemistry is omitted after the first year in favour of mathematics, physics and specialist chemical physics modules.
In year one all modules are compulsory, and in year two you will take a combination of compulsory modules together with a number of optional Chemistry modules and further modules from outside the department. In the third year you take further compulsory and optional modules including a core literature project and extended laboratory classes.
In the final year of the MSci, you will undertake a chemical research project and optional modules, allowing you to specialise in the chemistry field of your choice.
Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics required.
English Language at grade C plus Mathematics at grade B. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, with no score below 5.