UWS Clearing



BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time


September 2023


About the course

Prepare for a career in drug research, environmental analysis or forensic science with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree.

Featuring practical sessions designed to develop your analytical, problem-solving and numeracy skills as well as workshops, tutorials and presentations to improve your communication and presentation skills, this degree will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills for a successful career in chemistry.


  • Teaching on this degree provides a balanced overview of the main branches of chemistry and allows you to progressing to in-depth study in Honours years.
  • Flexible study options allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests
  • Between Years 3 and 4 you’ll get the chance to take part in a year’s work experience focused on your chosen specialism
  • This degree combines strong academic content with practical experience with modern chemical instrumentation – with a focus on analytical chemistry and health-related fields
  • The BSc (Hons) Chemistry is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Chemistry
  • A levels: DDD(72 UCAS Tariff points) including Chemistry
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Chemistry
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points including HL Chemistry
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science (must include Chemistry) or Access to Medicine or Access to Life Sciences – all must contain Grades BBB
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Industrial Biotechnology
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS TAriff points) including Chemistry, plus 1 other science at SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intenrmediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit)
  • A levels: BCC (104) including Chemistry, plus GSCE in 1 science subject at least at GCSE
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points including Higher Level Chemistry and 1 other science subject
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Chemistry or Applied Science
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Applied Science or Applied Chemical Science

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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