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BSc (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Look beyond standard Chemistry studies. Look to a unique course where you'll learn the sustainable practices behind today’s ‘Green Chemistry’.

With our Chemistry degree, you’ll get to explore how the world works. You'll understand the chemistry of materials and drugs that fight disease. You'll learn the components that power modern tech and the pesticides that protect our crops.

It’s important that we also consider how our reliance on chemicals impacts our environment. We place a strong emphasis on the new approaches in chemicals manufacture that have given rise to so-called ‘Green Chemistry’.

With state-of-the-art facilities, we’re proud to offer an unparalleled learning experience. With us, you'll get both the theory and practical abilities you’ll need to become a skilful chemist. You’ll be better prepared than most to understand the new environmentally friendly systems. This will make you much more employable than most, thanks to this knowledge.

Why study with us

  • 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).
  • You’ll get an insight into ‘green chemistry’ and how the chemical industry is adopting revolutionary processes which are more environmentally friendly.
  • Our optional sandwich year lets you put classroom learning into professional practice – gaining vital experience and radically enhancing your employability.

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  • You’ll gain hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art facilities, including advanced analytical instruments, such as mass spectrometers, X-ray diffractometers, electron microscopes and more.
  • We don’t think about chemistry in terms of branches, instead offering a more interdisciplinary approach that combines perspectives, concepts and techniques throughout your modules.
  • This is an entirely unique degree – as well as offering a solid lab-based foundation in the traditional aspects of Chemistry, you’ll also explore cutting-edge topics such as Green Chemistry or Nanotechnology.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Chemistry course facilities


  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. RSC are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with a worldwide community.

Chemistry degree jobs

Our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree course can open up a virtually endless range of career paths and possibilities, with both advanced scientific knowledge and highly transferrable skills.

When you graduate from this course, you’ll find a diverse range of options ahead of you. It’s a degree underpinned by practical modules that offer the chance to develop subject-specific skills, as well as the transferable skills that increase your employability.

As such, you should be ready to take your first steps in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and drink industries, or in chemical research and development.

But you could also consider less obvious career paths, like nanotechnology, environmental science, forensic science, biotechnology and teaching.

And, because of those transferrable skills, some of our graduates have found rewarding roles in accountancy and finance, law and even publishing.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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