Natural Sciences - Chemistry at Homerton
Chemistry at Homerton is again part of the larger Natural Sciences cohort and as such you would get to know other students from across this course. Initially supervisions are arranged with other students from Homerton, although as you progress through the years and specialise further you are often in groups with your peers from other colleges. We have a groups of highly experiences supervisors who have been working with Homerton for a number of years. Students at Homerton often choose to complete the fourth year, graduating with a Masters degree, although some choose to move onto jobs at the end of the third year. Students go onto a wide range of careers both in chemical research and industry as well as moving into areas such as power, finance, computing, biochemistry and education.
Chemistry is one of the options within Natural Sciences at Cambridge. You will study a range of subjects in the first year, specialising in Chemistry by the third year. The course covers a wide range of aspects of chemistry including organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical as well as more specific courses in subjects such as Atmospheric Chemistry, diffraction methods and biochemistry. The course is assessed through a combination of ongoing practical work and terminal examinations (roughly a 25:75 split). There are also options in the third year to take assessed courses in a foreign language, mathematical methods and programming. The fourth year involves a significant research project where you join one of the research groups within the department.
For Natural Sciences admissions, Homerton does not require STEP papers, nor do we currently ask for any additional qualifications or tests beyond those that are required by the University in general.
The standard offer for entry for Natural Sciences is A*A*A at A-level or equivalent. Although we do occasionally consider applicants with two A-levels, most applicants have at least three of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics to A-level.
If you are taking other qualifications (eg Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, Access to HE Diploma, international qualifications), please refer to the Undergraduate Study website or email us for advice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for Natural Sciences will take a pre-interview written assessment in their schools or colleges in the year of application. For further information on the registration deadline and date of the assessment, please have a look here. Please also visit the Cambridge pre-interview assessment dates and costs page for full details. More detail on the application process, the format and content for the assessment is available in the online Prospectus.
Students at Homerton often choose to complete the fourth year, graduating with a Masters degree, although some choose to move onto jobs at the end of the third year. Students go onto a wide range of careers both in chemical research and industry as well as moving into areas such as power, finance, computing, biochemistry and education.