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Foundation in Chemistry

Foundation for Chemistry

Foundation for Chemistry is special designed for students whose qualifications do not allow direct entry on to one of our honours chemistry degree programmes.

This course will be attractive to:
- Students whose A-level qualifications are incompatible (either in respect of grades or subjects) with the normal entrance requirements of our honours degree programmes;
- Students with alternative qualifications such as Access to Higher Education and BTEC diplomas;
- Mature students who may wish to undertake a period of retraining before embarking on one of our honours degree programmes;

Entry Requirements:

- Offers will depend on your previous study. Required subject - Chemistry.


March, August and December


Each year contains 120 credits of taught material, delivered in modules that are typically worth 10 or 20 credits.

The programme comprises:
- 70 credits of Chemistry Core Theory (covering organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and spectroscopy)
- 10 credits of Practical Chemistry
- 10 credits of Mathematics and Data Handling
- 20 credits of Computer Science
- 10 credits on Science and Engineering Skills covering researching information, presentation skills, essay writing and IT skills.

All of the course material is delivered by staff from the Bedong Medical College