Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Chemistry with Sport Science

Department of Chemistry

Year of entry: 2017

This course offers two highly valued specialisations, comprising a mixture of Chemistry and Sport Science modules and includes specialist options.

  • Professional Recognition
  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Chemistry with Sport Science

Department of Chemistry

Year of entry: 2017

This course offers two highly valued specialisations, comprising a mixture of Chemistry and Sport Science modules and includes specialist options.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC)
  • 1st in UK for overall satisfaction (NSS2015) 
  • 88% of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles (2014 graduates)
  • 98% for overall satisfaction (NSS 2015) 

If you select the year-long work placement (sandwich) course, following Year 2 you will spend a year working in industry or commerce. The course is a 2:1 split between Chemistry and Sport Science.

Students follow a core Chemistry course covering all major areas of Chemistry. The sports science component offers a wide range of modules and students may choose from modules in biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, education and physiology.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS 4 years full-time sandwich FCC6
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time FC16

Our courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world outside the University. Our 3 year (or 4 year sandwich) BSc equips you for employment in chemistry, scientific and other sectors.

Professional recognition and becoming a Chartered Chemist

Graduates from our BSc Honours courses are eligible for admission to Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Assessment

Your BSc degree classification will be determined by the weighted average of marks obtained in Years 2 and 3 in the ratio 40:60.

Graduate destinations

Many of the skills developed during the course are transferable and students find employment in a wide variety of commercial and government organisations.

Recent graduates have gone on to further study, or directly into employment including chemistry, marketing and the financial sector. Some recent destinations include University Sports Officer, IT Tutor, Trainee Accountant, Fitness Instructor, Data Analysts.

STEMLab - new £17m facilities opening 2017

STEMLab is a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. 

STEMLab allows us to offer new ways to learn and collaborate, bringing highly-serviced laboratories for the teaching of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry, as well as a new flexible space for formal and informal group working.

These enhanced facilities will further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world. 

Find out more about our new facility

Course structure

Year 1
  • Structure and Reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Mathematics for Chemistry
  • Concepts in Main Group Chemistry
  • Biomechanics of Sport
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness and Training
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Year 2
  • Synthesis of Organic Molecules
  • Structure of Organic Molecules
  • Spectroscopy and the Structure of the Universe
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Basis of Life
  • d-Block Chemistry
  • Advanced Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport
  • Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics
Optional placement / study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Year 3/4
  • Modern Aspects of Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atomic Spectrometric Analysis
  • p-Block Ligands, cages and clusters
  • Analytical Separation Methods
  • Investigative Projects
  • Psychology of Sporting Excellence
  • Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

Plus a further subject from:

  • Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics
  • Mechanics of Sports Techniques

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: FCC6 BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB to include Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AB including Chemistry, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile in a relevant subject
Additional
GCSE Mathematics Grade C

UCAS code: FC16 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
ABB to include Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AB including Chemistry, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile in a relevant subject
Additional
GCSE Mathematics Grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial placement year

During this year the time spent in industry, applying knowledge to real problems, learning through practical experience and gaining an insight into the role of the chemist, is exceptionally valuable and is a considerable advantage in the search for subsequent employment.

Successful completion of the training qualifies you for the additional award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) on graduation.

Study abroad

You can take part in the Erasmus European Exchange Programme, enabling you to spend a year at one of our collaborating European Universities such as Spain, Italy, Germany, or Poland. Successful completion of the training qualifies you for the additional award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) on graduation.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS/DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: FCC6

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: FC16

Our students

Anand Ondhia

“The Chemistry building has state of the art facilities with four large laboratories and the latest analytical equipment, enabling me to maximise my practical skills.”

Marilyn Williams

“Loughborough is an exciting place to study and there is a strong community feel here with loads of opportunities to obtain skills for future endeavours.”

Reece Johnson

“Teaching quality is fantastic and we get a relatively large number of contact hours whether that’s in lectures, laboratories, tutorials or workshops.”

Anand Ondhia

“The Chemistry building has state of the art facilities with four large laboratories and the latest analytical equipment, enabling me to maximise my practical skills.”

Marilyn Williams

“Loughborough is an exciting place to study and there is a strong community feel here with loads of opportunities to obtain skills for future endeavours.”

Reece Johnson

“Teaching quality is fantastic and we get a relatively large number of contact hours whether that’s in lectures, laboratories, tutorials or workshops.”