Study Chemistry in the UK

Chemistry in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Chemistry.

UK Chemistry Courses

Introduction to Chemistry

Chemistry is a constantly evolving subject that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the areas of science, engineering and medicine. Whether studying the biology of human life, working alongside scientists or impacting on breakthrough technology, a Chemistry degree will help you influence the world we live in.

Studying Chemistry at a UK university will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil an exciting career. BSc Chemistry modules include modern chemistry fundamentals, organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, mathematics, the living earth, all of which will incorporate organic, physical, structural and bio-chemistry.

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All UK universities offering chemistry have state of the art professional labs, providing the best practical experience available. Teaching staff are largely industry proven experts and researchers in their field, while skills such as project management, communication and enhanced problem solving will be developed.

Careers in Chemistry

A Chemistry degree will open up many paths for employment in the chemical industry including pharmaceuticals, materials or electronics. A wide range of roles in varied areas such as management, marketing, retail, journalism, teaching and finance will be available.

A large number of Chemistry graduates also choose to study Chemistry at PhD level. Starting salaries for chemistry graduates are also often among the best upon leaving full time education.

Chemistry Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Chemistry?

To learn more about the best Chemistry courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Chemistry universities in the Guardian 2016 University Guide below:

  1. University of Sussex
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. University of Durham
  4. University of Warwick
  5. Loughborough University
  6. Queen’s University Belfast
  7. Heriot-Watt University
  8. University of York
  9. Imperial College London
  10. University of Liverpool

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