MSci Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe (F104)

2017 entry

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UCAS code F104
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
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
Number of applications for 2015/16 1172
Number of places for 2017/18 207

About MSci Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe

The first two years of the programme mirror those of our other Chemistry degrees. You will then spend your third year studying in Europe where you will be taught and assessed in the language of your host university, before returning to Bristol for your final year. Language tuition will be offered in advance.

We currently have exchange links with universities in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Visit our Global Opportunities website for more information about where you can study in Europe.

More about Chemistry

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

Course structure

First year

  • Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • Basic Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Physical Chemistry
  • Mathematical Skills for Chemists
  • Communication & Information Skills in Chemistry
  • Language options

Second year

  • Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  • Intermediate Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Language options

Third year

  • Placement at a university in Continental Europe
  • Distance Learning in Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry

Fourth year

  • Specialist options in inorganic, organic and/or physical chemistry
  • Special topics in chemistry, including Environmental and Computational Chemistry
  • Major research project.
Further details about the course structure for Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe

Typical offer for MSci Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe

(including international A-levels)
A*AA including Chemistry and Mathematics (an offer of AAA may be made in exceptional circumstances)
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAB including Chemistry and Mathematics both at grade A or above
IB Diploma 38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics (or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics)
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics (or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics)
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in chemistry and 12 credits in mathematics, and 15 credits at Merit. Not all level 3 mathematics modules are acceptable for our degree courses. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
BTEC DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
SQASH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Chemistry and Mathematics
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB88% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and Mathematics
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Grade C in a modern language plus grade C in English Language and Maths. 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*.

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

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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  • Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
  • Our Students' Union has over 300 student-run societies and sports clubs. The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, recently underwent a £30-million renovation.
  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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