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Entry Requirements - Chemistry

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applications are considered from candidates offering a range of qualifications, the majority of applicants being A-level students. We expect a minimum of grade A in Chemistry for the MChem programme, with usually two other science subjects. For the BSc programme we also expect a minimum of grade B in Chemistry, supported by at least one other subject in science or mathematics.


Typical conditional offers will be AAA-ABB, to include grade B in Chemistry plus ideally at least one other science or mathematical subject. Also grade C or higher in GCSE Maths and English or Welsh language (as appropriate).

GCE A Level Double Award: AAA-ABB including grade B in Chemistry and ideally at least one other science or mathematical subject.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

International Baccalaureate

A typical offer for applicants studying the International Baccalaureate qualification would be 32 points, with 10 from Higher Level Chemistry and another science or Mathematical subject. Chemistry is to be of at least 5 points within this total.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the core plus two GCE A-levels - an offer would be made depending on the combination of other subjects undertaken at A-Level.

Students with other qualifications or experience

Applications are welcomed from mature-age candidates and from those with non – A-level qualifications e.g ACCESS.

English Language requirements

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, competence in the English language is also a criterion of admission. More information is available on the English Language Requirements webpage.

Additional Requirements for Admission

There are no specific additional requirements for admission.

Resit Candidates

Resit candidates are considered but the minimum grades may be modified to reflect this, depending on circumstances.

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