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This is chemistry

explore the building blocks of life

Chemistry is everywhere – it’s the study of the elements and compounds that make up the world around us. 

Discover chemistry theory and practice with the flexibility to specialise in areas that fascinate you. Work in state-of-the-art labs and develop the skills you’ll need to succeed in the professional world. 

Our research-active academics will guide your study. You could help impact the big issues of the 21st century - from antimicrobial resistance and cancer treatment to clean energy and plastics in the environment. 

As a Chemistry graduate, you’ll unlock a vast range of career opportunities both in and outside the laboratory. 

Courses in this subject

We have 5 courses in this area.

Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Study level:
UCAS code:
3 years
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Foundation Year

Study level:
UCAS code:
1 years
Attendance mode:

Our facilities

Our newly refurbished Chemistry teaching lab lets you get hands-on with the latest equipment, and practise the latest techniques with the support of expert technicians and academics.

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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
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