Imperial College London logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.6k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 34.1k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1838pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    These courses help many graduates look towards careers overseas.

    They combine a four-year Chemistry degree of full MSci status with the opportunity to carry out their final year research project and some of their final year eleactive chemistry modules in a partner university abroad.

    In years 1 and 2: the courses follow the F103 MSci Chemistry programme with the requirement that
    you take and pass the appropriate language option as your ancillary subjects (if the research
    placement is to be in a non-English-speaking country).
    In year 3: F104/F101 students who are planning to carry out their research placement in a nonEnglish-speaking
    country are required to take and pass an appropriate language ancillary subject (6
    ECTS) and a „Preparation for year Abroad‟ course run by the Humanities Department (3 ECTS). To
    compensate for this extra workload they are not required to write a Literature Report (worth 5 ECTS to
    F103 students).
    Research Abroad placements are applied for in the third year on condition that your academic
    performance to the end of year 2 meets a threshold level.
    Year in Industry
    The „Chemistry with a Year in Industry‟ F101 course offers an alternative to a gap year between
    school and university. It allows you to gain experience at a level more appropriate to a graduate.
    Many students find that using chemistry in an industrial context gives them greater experience and
    motivation during their final year studies. They also find this gives them confidence as they choose
    their career direction.
    This course is one year longer than its F104 counterpart without the year in industry, but its content is
    otherwise identical. This contrasts strongly with many „...with study in Industry‟ courses offered by
    other Universities which are 4 years in duration and so have a reduced core chemistry content to
    accommodate the time spent in Industry. For our course, the penultimate year is spent in industry.
    Year in Industry placements are applied for in the third year. Most companies will look for at least a
    2:1 performance on the course to date as an interview prerequisite.
    We have an extensive list of firms willing to accept students, some of them in continental Europe;
    alternatively, in consultation with the department, you may make arrangements with another suitable
    company. In either case, the work must be predominantly related to chemical research, at an
    appropriately challenging, professional level. The placement is normally for 12 months (September to
    August). During this year you receive an industrial salary but no student loan. The industrial partner
    helps with local orientation e.g. securing accommodation etc.
    You are assigned a Departmental supervisor and an Industrial supervisor. The Departmental
    Supervisor visits you twice during the year and maintains e-mail contact throughout. The first visit will
    be towards the start of the placement, to ensure that the arrangements for the project are in place and
    to ensure that you have a plan for the work to be carried out. By the end of the year, you will be
    required to draw up a full scientific report on the work that you have carried out according to the same
    criteria applied to final year project reports. The reports must contain an appendix entitled 'reflective
    self assessment' in which you summarise what you have gained from personal development/training
    programmes during the placement. The final meeting provides an opportunity for you to make a 30
    min oral presentation of your work to the Departmental and Industrial supervisor (and any other
    Industrial personnel). Assessment of your report will be by the Industrial supervisor, the Departmental supervisor and by an independent Departmental assessor. A confidentiality agreement (CDA) is
    normally signed to enable this to take place. The Industrial and Departmental supervisors assess your performance during the year, your report and your oral presentation but the marks do not count towards your eventual degree class; rather a threshold level of achievement needs to be attained as a condition for passing the year; failure results in the designation „...with a year in Industry‟ being dropped and formal transfer to the F104 degree.
    You are additionally required maintain contact with the Humanities Department during the Year in Industry so as to allow for arrangements to be made in preparation for your final research abroad
    period during the final year.


    YEAR 1
    Inorganic Chemistry
    Atomic Structure
    Spectroscopy and Characterisation
    Main Group Chemistry
    Transition Metal coordination and Organometallic Chemistry
    Crystal and Molecular Architecture
    Organic Chemistry
    Structure, Mechanism, Reactivity
    Stereochemistry
    Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes
    Haloalkanes, Alcohols, Amines
    Chemistry of Carbonyls and Carboxyls
    Introduction to Physical Organic Chemistry
    Aromatic Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Chemical Kinetics
    Spectroscopy
    Solvents and Solvent Effects
    Measurement Science
    Thermodynamics I: Chemical Equilibria
    Thermodynamics II: Molecular Driving Forces
    Quantum Chemistry I: Models
    Mathematics Courses
    Maths I
    Maths II
    Maths III
    YEAR 2
    Inorganic Chemistry
    NMR Spectroscopy
    Molecular Orbitals in Inorganic Chemistry
    Main Group Chemistry
    Transition Metal coordination and Organometallic Chemistry
    Crystal and Molecular Architecture
    Organic Chemistry
    Organic Synthesis Pt1
    Heteroaromatics
    Pericyclic
    Bio-organic Chemistry
    Fundamentals of Polymer Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Quantum Chemistry II: Molecular Orbital Theory
    Photochemistry
    Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Kinetics
    Modern Analytical Instrumental Techniques
    Spectroscopy and Characterisation II
    Thermodynamics III: Applications
    Mathematics Courses
    Maths IV
    YEAR 3
    Inorganic Chemistry
    Inorganic Mechanisms and Catalysis
    Advanced Main Group
    Advanced Transition Metal Chemistry
    Bioinorganic Chemistry
    Lanthanides and Actinide Chemistry
    Flow Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Organic Synthesis
    An Introduction to Reaction Stereoelectronics
    Fundamentals of Polymer Chemistry
    Reactive Intermediates
    Organometallic Complexes in Organic Synthesis
    Biological Chemistry
    Polymers: Structures and Properties
    Carbohydrate Chemistry
    Process Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Quantum Chemistry III
    Statistical Thermodynamics
    Photochemistry
    Molecular Reaction Dynamics
    Molecular Electronic Materials
    Lyotropics
    Soft Condensed Matter
    Advanced Topics in Electrochemistry: Pulse Techniques, Sensors and Diagnostics
    YEAR 4 
    Inorganic Chemistry
    Molecular Imaging
    Nanotubes
    Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
    Green Chemistry
    Metals in Medicine
    Palladium Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Asymm Catalysis
    Understanding Organic Semiconductors
    Advanced NMR
    Biosynthesis
    Advanced Synthesis
    Pharmaceuticals
    Advanced Stereochemistry
    Agrochemicals
    Kinetics in Catalysis
    Physical Chemistry
    Solar Energy
    The Theory, Modelling and Simulation of Nanoscale Systems
    Advanced Surface Science
    Fuel Cells and Renewable Energy
    Robot Chemistry


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Candidates should normally offer three A levels at A grade: chemistry, mathematics and one other (not general studies). We will also consider candidates with equivalent qualifications including:  International Baccalaureate, for which we require chemistry HL at grade 7, mathematics HL at grade 6 and at least 38 points overall.  Scottish Advanced Highers, which we consider equivalent to English/Welsh A levels. For the Chemistry with Research Abroad (F104/F101) courses, study of the appropriate language to at least GCSE level grade B is required. For all courses, passes are required in English, mathematics and physics or combined science at GCSE, typically grade B or better (grade B for English). 

    Thermo Fisher Scholarship

    Student Status EligibilityValue Required    
    Open pre-enrolment only
    ValueValue Required    
    $5000
    Number AvailableValue Required - 8
    Further Eligibility Criteria InformationValue Required    
    This scholarship is available to HOME applicants who have received a conditional firm or unconditional offer from Imperial College by the published deadline. Only available to Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Earth, Science and Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Mathematics students only.
    Your household income must also have been assessed to be £60,000 or less by your government funding authority (e.g. Student Loans Company).
     DurationValue Required    
    Maximum of 4 years
    Application Deadline DateValue Required    
    07-MAY-2015

    How to apply
     There is no separate application form that you need to complete in order to apply for this scholarship. 
      Your department will assess your academic merit from your UCAS form and your predicted A-Level results, and will select the best candidate as the scholar.  Each Department will be allocated one award. 
    Value of the Award
    The successful Scholars will receive a cash bursary (the equivalent in £GBP) of $5,000 per annum. The award is for a maximum of 4 years, excluding repeat periods of study.

    Outcome of the Award
    The successful candidate will be notified by email no later than 4 July 2015.  If you have not heard from us by this date please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application.
    Please note that the successful scholar will be expected to meet informally with the donors on occasions, and will be required to submit a short statement of progress each year that will be shared with the donors.
    This award is for students starting in the academic year 2015-16 and cannot be deferred.

    President's Undergraduate Scholarships

    Student Status EligibilityValue Required    
    Open pre-enrolment only
    ValueValue Required    
    £3,000 one off scholarship payment upon enrolment
    Number AvailableValue Required - 112
    Further Eligibility Criteria InformationValue Required    
     All applicants are reviewed by their academic departments as part of the admission process and nominated on the basis of academic excellence and potential.
     DurationValue Required    1 year
    Selection ProcessValue Required    
    There is no seperate application process for these awards. Selection will be determined by departments' usual admissions processes.

     

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