BSc Chemical Physics (F320)

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UCAS code F320
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 203 overall for Chemical Physics and Chemistry courses

About BSc Chemical Physics

The first year gives you a comprehensive grounding in chemistry, physics and mathematics, while later years focus on atomic and molecular science and its interdisciplinary applications.

You will also focus on areas at the interface between chemistry and physics, so there is less organic and synthetic chemistry and more physical and inorganic chemistry. Similarly, there is very little nuclear and particle physics after your first year, but an emphasis on materials science and nanoscience.

As well as lectures and practical classes, small-group tutorials and workshops help to develop your understanding of challenging and exciting concepts. You will undertake a project or scientific dissertation working in a research group with an academic.

The course is accredited by both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

More about Chemical Physics

Find out more about studying Chemical Physics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Second year

  • Units from chemistry and physics (approximately 50:50 split)

Third year

  • Units from chemistry and physics (approximately 50:50 split)
  • Choice of research project or labwork.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Chemical Physics

Typical offer for BSc Chemical Physics - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and 15 credits at Merit. Not all Level 3 Mathematics modules are acceptable for our degree courses. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
BTEC offer DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA in two of Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerAAB at A-level in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and C in Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentGrade C in Mathematics and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

International students

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for fully meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

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