Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
Chemistry with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
At least one of the referees should be a lecturer or professor from their course
About The Program
About The University
6.0 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
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£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).
£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).
A strong academic understanding of chemistry is key to a strong understanding of the world, and even the great cosmos beyond.
Chemistry is at the root of vital scientific discoveries and Swansea University is a driving force. Our department is currently working to deliver clean water and sanitation, as well as affordable clean energy in the developing world.
This activity impacts our teaching. You will benefit from a carefully designed and modern chemistry degree which has been developed in collaboration with industrial partners.
Studying chemistry at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities across a range of specialist fields. Our degrees provide the full breadth of skills and knowledge needed when it comes to securing employment. We have been ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2020).
Why Chemistry at Swansea?
Chemistry at Swansea University attracts students from across the world.
The Department of Chemistry is based at the heart of a multi-million pound University investment. It includes sector-leading teaching laboratories and analytical facilities built in partnership with industry.
You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to address a wide range of challenges facing society and industry, from energy and healthcare to environmental sciences. Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Professor Simon Bott, recipient of eight awards for instructional teaching at the University of Houston.
Doing a chemistry degree doesn’t mean that you’ll be chained to a lab for the rest of your life. Chemists have a huge range of career options and the Chemistry degrees at Swansea University are designed so that you have the skills that today’s employers are looking for.
There are many sectors that you can go into after you graduate. A popular choice is medicine. Chemistry graduates research, develop and test new drugs and treatments. If you are passionate about the environment and see your future career in this area, our staff are involved in projects to develop clean water and sanitation, and to develop sustainable forms of energy. You’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills such as analysis, lab techniques, report writing and demonstrating and explaining.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course
Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-A Levels: AAB – BBB
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with AAB plus EPQ B including Biology or Human Biology, or equivalent