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Chemistry

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Study Chemistry with us and gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art JB Firth Building. You'll have access to advanced analytical instruments. Including mass spectrometers, NMRs, electron microscopes and HPLC.

Our chemistry programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). We combine essential chemistry theory with specialist topics. These cover drug design & development, nanotechnology and environmental & sustainable chemistry. Providing you with a distinct advantage when planning your future career in chemical sciences. 

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Why choose us to study Chemistry?

  • We’re ranked 6th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2022). And our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

  • We have a well-equipped analytical instrumentation suite. As well as a range of spectroscopic, chromatographic, microscopic, morphological, surface and thermal analysis equipment.

  • Develop industry-ready skills. We have a strong focus on green, nano and medicinal chemistry.

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Future careers in chemistry

On graduating from University with a degree in Chemistry, the possibilities are endless. Typical careers paths include chemical, pharmaceutical and food and drink industries. As well as chemical research and development. Other possible careers include nanotechnology, environmental science, forensic science, biotechnology and teaching. Because so many of the skills you’ll learn are transferable, we also have graduates working in accountancy, finance, law and even publishing. 

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