If you have a foundation degree in Chemistry or a related subject, you may be wondering how you can put your knowledge towards starting a career. That's where our top-up course in Applied Chemistry comes in. We'll help you focus towards using your skills to get a job, underpinning theoretical concepts with a practical element to show you how scientific principles can be applied in a vocational setting. You'll gain the confidence and ICT skills you need to be a highly desired employee on the job market, allowing you to make a living out of your love for chemistry.
Designed with employers
The applied chemistry programme has been designed with employers to build upon subject knowledge and develop an understanding of the application of chemistry to industrial processes, focusing on practical applications, problem solving, transferable and key skills in order to progress in their prospective career.
Your degree will be highly valued in the job market. You'll have learnt how to best present your skills and knowledge to be of great interest to employers, with a focus on where your talents would best placed in the job market. We'll help you develop your potential to handle any kind of work, and show you how to apply your skills to produce your best performance.
You'll develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of chemistry topics including inorganic, organic, physical, biomedical and analytical techniques. We'll teach you the best ways to put your chemistry skills to use in a dynamic job market.
- Advanced Analytical Applications
- Exploring Research
- Nuclear Chemistry
- Drugs and Medicinal Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Materials Science and Nanomaterials
- Chemistry in the Environment - Industry
- Work Based - Negotiated Learning
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
Successful completion of a related foundation degree (in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry) or HND. GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade C.
Applicants from courses based at institutions other than University of Cumbria will be assessed on their suitability depending upon the modules they have studied.
HND in chemistry or applied chemistry - other HNDs will be considered and assessed on their suitability depending upon the modules studied.
Applicants with non-standard entry requirements must have a post-A level qualification in chemistry or in a subject containing a high proportion of chemistry and GCSE's at a minimum of Grade C or equivalent. Level 2 qualifications to include Maths, English and Science.
Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.
Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:
Institution code name: UoC
Institution code: C99
- A Ambleside
- B Brampton Road, Carlisle
- E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
- F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
- L Lancaster
- T University of Cumbria in London
- Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness
Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact email@example.com for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
See the following websites for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
Resources and facilities
Our academic staff have extensive teaching, research and professional expertise, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to your studies. Our new high-quality teaching laboratory space is fitted with the latest technology and equipment to support your education. You'll make full use of the lab space available to broaden your skills set, and ultimately enhance your employability.