BSc Chemistry

University of York
York, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 82,632

Entry Requirements

A levels

  • AAB, A in Chemistry for students taking Chemistry and at least two other sciences/mathematics
  • AAA, A in Chemistry for students taking Chemistry with one other science/mathematics
  • AAA*, A in Chemistry plus an A or B grade in AS science/mathematics for students taking Chemistry with no other science/mathematics

International Baccalaureate

For students taking Chemistry and at least one other science/mathematics at Higher level:

  • Obtain the diploma with a minimum score of 35 points overall, including grade 6 in Chemistry and another science/mathematics at Higher level.

For students taking Chemistry at Higher level without another science/mathematics at Higher level:

  • Obtain the diploma with a minimum score of 36 points including grade 6 in Higher level Chemistry and grade 6 in one or more Standard level science/mathematics subjects.

Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

  • Two Advanced Higher levels are preferred, which must include Chemistry and also a second science/mathematics, plus a suitable range of Highers. Typical grades expected from Advanced Higher levels are AA/AB (A Chemistry) and AAAAA/AAAAB at Higher level.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • Typically AAAABB - AAAAAB including Chemistry and a second science/mathematics.

BTEC: A suitable Diploma with DDD in relevant units.

Other qualifications

  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

Pass the diploma in principal subjects with:

  • D3/D3/M2 for a student studying Chemistry and two other sciences/mathematics
  • D3/D3/D3 for a student studying Chemistry and one other science/mathematics

Access courses: Access courses are offered by local further education (FE) colleges, and most can be completed in one year, or over two years on a part-time or evening-only basis. You will need to make sure that the particular Access course you are considering is appropriate, and syllabuses must contain a significant portion of chemistry and mathematics. The Access tutors at your College would be able to confirm that this is the case. Applications will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

  • GCSE English Language Grade C
  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in all units
  • IELTS is preferred if a choice is available.


Year 1

  • structure and bonding
  • chemical change and reactivity
  • spectroscopic analysis
  • bonding and chemical change
  • chemical reactivity and mechanism

Year 2

  • Catalysis - From Fundamentals to Catalytic Converters
  • The Material World - An Introduction to Materials Chemistry

Year 3

  • Reactivity, Pathways and Intermediates
  • The Material World - Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Bioinspired Chemistry
  • Advanced Synthesis - From Nature to the Lab

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