Chemistry study in the UK

Chemistry in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Chemistry.

UK Chemistry Courses

Introduction to Chemistry

Studying Chemistry at a UK university will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil an exciting career in research and development. Undergraduate 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.

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

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.

Graduate Chemistry Careers

Chemistry graduates often find employment in the research and development sector, with specific roles in pharmaceuticals, healthcare and engineering all popular. The transferable skills taught throughout your degree also see many students move into management, teaching and journalism. 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 University Guide 2018 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of York
  3. University of Durham
  4. University of Sussex
  5. Loughborough University
  6. University of Manchester
  7. University of Liverpool
  8. University of Warwick
  9. University of St Andrews
  10. University of Leicester

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