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This is Chemistry

Designed to tackle the big challenges

Chemistry at Bradford gives you choice and flexibility in your degree. You'll first build a strong understanding of the theoretical and practical foundations of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, and then tailor your studies to your areas of interest and career aspirations.

Our degree courses are focused on what 21st century employers need from a chemistry graduate. You can choose a three-year BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, or a four-year MChem in which you'll undertake your own research project.

We have links with companies and universities all over the world, and many of our students take the opportunity to complete a placement or study abroad year with one of our partners.

Our academic team are all research-active, and our work impacts many of the big issues of the 21st century - such as antimicrobial resistance, curing cancer, clean energy and plastics in the environment.

Our BSc and MChem Chemistry programmes received 94% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.

We have 8 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F157
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F100
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F104
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F102
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F120
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: F1GL
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
Duration: Up to 4 years
Attendance mode: Part-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

This is where

...I took my opportunity

Esther Gray, MChem (Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Experience

"My course is very hands on and it takes a practical approach rather than theoretical which suits me a lot better – especially because my aim is to end up working for an organic synthesis company.

"There are 30 students and 20 lecturers so we get extra support. The facilities are great – I’m really lucky because the labs have just been refurbished, we’re the first year to use them so all the equipment is brand new and clean.

"Bradford is an industrial city with lots of opportunities and links to the sort of companies I’m interested in. I’m planning on doing an industrial placement in the third year so I’m hoping to be able to get a placement with an organic synthesis company."

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Esther Gray, MChem (Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Experience

Where Chemistry can take you

Graduates have options to continue in education or research, or pursue a career in specialist chemistry sectors. Possible routes and roles for graduates include:    

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Toxicologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Pharmacologist
A chemistry student working in a laboratory.

Our facilities

Our multi-million pound Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis houses excellent analytical instrumentation which you will use to gain genuine practical experience of research apparatus.

You will use NMR, IR, Raman, Mass Spectrometry, HPLC and GC, and X-ray diffraction instruments throughout your course.

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This is where you’ll expand your mind and make lifelong friends.
This is where you’ll grow, learn, experience.

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