BSc Applied Chemistry

General

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Program Description

The BSc Applied Chemistry provides you with a broad understanding of applied chemistry, drawing on the Department of Chemistry’s emerging research strengths in new materials, clean and renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

The programme will train you to a high professional standard, equipping you to deal with challenges in academia and industry, and in highly competitive and interdisciplinary environments.

Our curriculum offers you the most advanced chemistry topics, ensuring what you learn is at the cutting-edge of the field. The knowledge of and hands-on experience with modern technologies make our graduates stand out in both academic institutions and industry.

The BSc Applied Chemistry is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. This accreditation means that upon graduation, you will have partially gained the academic requirements needed to achieve chartered status and be able to demonstrate internationally recognised standards of competency as chemists.

Why Should I Study Applied Chemistry at XJLTU?

  • Tailor your studies to your own area of interest, with a range of classical and modern chemistry modules available;
  • Benefit from a low staff-to-student ratio, allowing you to participate in a wide range of practical exercises;
  • Undertake an ambitious final-year project, giving you a taste of a research career and exposing you to the current research topics of the Department of Chemistry;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

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Royal Society of Chemistry accreditation

The BSc Applied Chemistry programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom, one of the world’s foremost professional bodies for chemical scientists.

The accreditation means that upon graduation, BSc Applied Chemistry students will have partially gained the academic requirements needed to achieve chartered status and be able to demonstrate internationally recognised standards of competency as chemists.

The Department of Chemistry at XJTLU is the first at an independent Sino-foreign university in China to achieve this accreditation for its undergraduate degree programme.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BSc Applied Chemistry, you will have:

  • a strong understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts;
  • the skills and knowledge to design and conduct experiments;
  • research experience gained by the completion of a final-year research project;
  • high-level quantitative and problem-solving skills;
  • an appreciation of the application of chemistry in nanotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical, and clean and renewable energy industries.

"The academic staff share expertise from their research fields and train us on how to use leading-edge technologies in the brilliant lab facilities."

Xifan Wang
Student, BSc Applied Chemistry, China

Modules

The programme addresses both classical and modern developments in chemistry. Your final year project will give you a taste of a research career and expose you to the current research topics of the department. This hands-on experience with modern technologies and research activities will make you more competitive in establishing a career in both industry and academic institutions.

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

The final year project will be carried out in a real research environment with real research objectives. At the end of the project, you are required to submit a thesis detailing the background, experiments and discussion of the results of the research undertaken. It will give you a taste of what a career in research entails.

Careers

Chemistry graduates pursue a wide range of careers, from working in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to business management. Graduates can find employment in a number of industries, including chemical (materials and synthesis), drug discovery and healthcare, food, environment and energy, research and development, and government and public service.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

"The Applied Chemistry programme provides students with solid core chemistry background which allows them to build up specific applied chemistry skills across a broad application areas."

Eric Amigues
Programme Director

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less