Chemistry with Foundation Year
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Chemistry and Biochemistry
UCAS Code: F125
Start Date(s): September
4 years full-time
5 years full-time with Professional Studies (placement year)
Up to 8 years part-time
UK - £6,165 for Foundation Year; £9250 for subsequent years
International - £14,400 per year
- You will study an exciting programme which will provide you with the sought after skills needed to work in the broad chemical industries sector
- You will have opportunities to develop a specialism in sustainable and environmental chemistry by selecting to take the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route in your second year
- Placement year opportunities are available in an appropriate research or industrial laboratory that will contribute towards your final degree award (adding 'with professional experience' to your degree title)
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of chemistry, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree course within the School of Environment and Life Sciences.
Chemistry at Salford integrates the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry in a package that meets the needs of employers for highly skilled chemists across the range of modern chemical industries.
With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in. You will gain experience in aspects of sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, also known as ‘green’ chemistry. You can develop this further if you wish by taking the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route in your second year. This involves studying modules in environmental chemistry where you will learn about environmentally-friendly approaches to the design of new materials, technologies and clean synthetic methods, as well as studying the impact of inorganic and organic molecules on human health and the environment.
At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, environmental assessment, pollution and remediation, toxicology and much more.
Chemistry is one of the most versatile scientific disciplines and opportunities in the field continue to grow and develop. Our chemistry students are curious to know more about our world – how it works as well as having a thirst for new ideas about how to improve everyday lives. This course is for you if you have an inquiring mind and a need to ‘experiment’ and enjoy the laboratory.
Why Study Chemistry at Salford?
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The Foundation Year will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of chemistry, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree course within the School of Environment and Life Sciences. In year one you will build your foundation in core areas of chemistry. In year two you will develop chemistry-based analytical skills and decide if you want to follow the Chemistry or the Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route. At the end of year two, you can undertake an optional year away from University on an appropriate placement, which you arrange with our support. After the placement, which in some cases may be salaried, you return to complete your final year, making it a four year course overall. In the final year emphasis will be placed upon chemical research and highlighting new developments in the field of chemistry.
Choose two modules from:
The modules below are studied if you choose to take the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route, and replace Applied Chemical Skills and Chemical and Biochemical Research skills.
The module below is studied if you choose to take the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route, and replaces Science and Industry.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.