3 years full-time/ 4 years full-time with placement year
UCAS Code: FC10
GCSE requirements: Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades of BCC if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below.
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view Aston in your country webpage.
£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2020/21)
£19,400* for Outside EU students (2020/2021)
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students
*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
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Applicants receiving offers are invited to an applicant visit day.
BBB, to include Chemistry at Grade B
BBC, to include Chemistry at Grade B (with an EPQ or Core Maths at Grade B)
BCC, to include Chemistry at Grade B (contextual offers and for DTUS applicants)
Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (any subject): DDM, plus A level Chemistry at minimum Grade B.
National Diploma and Diploma (any subject): DM, plus an A-level Chemistry at minimum Grade B.
Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (any subject): DM plus 2 A-levels including Chemistry at Grade B.
National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (any subject): M plus 2 A-levels including Chemistry at Grade B.
Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma
31 points and above overall with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Chemistry at Higher Level.
Access to Higher Education
Subject related Access with at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits at Level 3 including at least 15 credits at Level 3 in Mathematics and 15 credits at Level 3 in Chemistry
Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications.
Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable.
For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.