Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code F110
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Chemistry

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Undergraduate Admissions Office
Department of Chemistry
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 9500

Department of Chemistry

91% of graduates in employment or further study
Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016

Course description

This four-year MChem course includes the opportunity to spend your third year studying chemistry at a major university in the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

This opportunity to live in another country, experience a different education system, and make a new international network of friends, will enhance your life experience and further develop your independence.

Your final year involves advanced lecture courses, together with a laboratory research project tackling problems at the cutting edge of chemistry.

Among our 30 current partner universities, those in the USA include: University of Texas at Austin and University at Buffalo SUNY; in Canada partner universities include: McGill University and Queen's University; in Australia partner universities include: University of Sydney and Monash University and in New Zealand: the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including Chemistry and either Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Mathematics
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including Chemistry and either Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Mathematics + B
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and either Physics, Biology or Mathematics
BTEC DDD in Science including specific Chemistry units and either Physics, Biology or Mathematics units
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including Chemistry and either Physics, Biology or Mathematics
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB to include either Physics, Biology or Mathematics + B in Chemistry
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including Chemistry and either Physics, Biology or Mathematics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • A Level in General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Department of Chemistry

Dainton Building

Chemistry at Sheffield can change the way you see the world. Two of our graduates and two former professors are Nobel prizewinners: Lord Porter (1967), Sir Richard Roberts (1993), Sir Harry Kroto (1996) and Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart (2016).

Today we're working on everything from catalytic clothing that purifies the air to sustainable energy and food production. All of that research feeds directly into our teaching.

Choose Sheffield and you'll be learning in a world-leading chemistry department. From the start of your degree, you'll have at least a day a week of hands-on work in a laboratory. As well as lots of practical experience, we provide weekly small group tutorials with world-class, award-winning staff - two academics here have written the textbooks you'll be learning from.

All of our courses are recognised or accredited by professional societies, ensuring consistency and quality throughout.

Department of Chemistry website

What our graduates do

Our graduates work all over the world in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, material and bioscience industries. They work for top employers like GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Your problem-solving, analytical and numeracy skills will be valuable not just in the chemistry sector but in fields as diverse as teaching, financial services, IT and management.

Student profile

"The staff are all really brilliant. There are a lot of contact hours for tutorials or you can just go and see someone and ask them a question."

Katie Thomas

Industrial scholarships are available. They range in value from £900 to £6,000. Some are restricted to Study in Industry students. Awards are made during the first year. If you perform well in your first semester exams, you're eligible to apply. To keep your scholarship for the rest of your course, you must continue to perform well each year.

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Undergraduate Admissions Office
Department of Chemistry
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 9500

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