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Admission to Part II in 2020/21

Part II Chemistry has unrestricted admission, but you still need to chose Chemistry within the NST Subjects Allocations Process.  You will hear from your DoS about how you go about indicating your choice.  See also


Admission to Part III in 2020/21

If you wish to take Part III in 2020/21 you need to make an application to do so. As far as the Department is concerned, submitting a choice of projects using the procedures and timetable described below (follow the link Part III Projects) constitutes a valid application.  The deadline for this is 22nd May 2020.  In addition, you need to satisfy the academic requirements, which for this year are as follows:

For this year progression to Part III Chemistry is permitted for anyone satisfying any of the following criteria:


(1) A 2.1 or better in the summer sitting of Part II
(2) A 2.1 overall in Part IB 2018/19
(3) A 2.1 in both Part IB Chemistry A and Chemistry B in 2018/19
(4) An average mark of 60% when Part IB Chemistry A and Chemistry B in 2018/19 are aggregated.
(5) This criterion only applies to students who only took only ONE of Chemistry A and Chemistry B: a 2.1 in either subject.


Note that the above represents a relaxing of the usual academic requirements. 

However students are reminded that Part III Chemistry is a masters-level course and represents a significantly higher level of challenge than does Part II and it is for this reason we look for evidence that students can perform consistently at the 2.1 level.

Anyone unsure about the academic expectations of Part III should discuss the matter with their Director of Studies.

Your college may have its own procedures and requirements with which you will need to comply.

If you have submitted your project choices in time, and then go on to achieve the required academic standard in June 2020, you are automatically admitted to Part III in 2020/21  – no further action on your part is needed.

If you do not achieve the required academic standard but still wish to proceed to Part III you can make an appeal using the procedure set out in this document.  The proforma for submitting an application can be downloaded from hereIt is important that make your appeal immediately that you know your Part II result.