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This four-year programme offers an additional year on top of the Chemistry BSc, in which you may specialise further and deepen your knowledge by undertaking advanced modules and research projects.
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).
Chemistry is offered either as a three-year BSc or as a four-year MSci. The first two years of study are identical, so you can defer which to opt for until the end of your second year. We advise you to select the four-year MSci programme initially as this keeps more options open.
In the first year, all students take the module 'Introduction to Chemical Principles'. This serves to consolidate A level (or equivalent) Chemistry and generate an awareness of modern chemistry as an integrated whole. In the second term the fundamentals of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry are introduced separately.
Along with your optional modules, you'll also take a module in mathematics that's appropriate to your ability.
In the second year, the three main themes of chemistry are again developed in individual modules, leaving you free to choose two options, which can be either chemical or non-chemical.
In the third year you will have considerable scope to develop your own portfolio of interests, through a range of optional modules. The core unit, 'An Introduction to Research Methods' is a sound preparation for extended personal research projects in the fourth year, and you will also complete a literature project.
In the final year you will undertake a chemical research project and optional modules, allowing you to specialise in the field of chemistry of your choice.
Chemistry and either one science subject or Mathematics 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 score of 17-18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry and either a science subject or Mathematics, with no score lower than 5.