Chemistry Subject Guide

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.

Your Chemistry Application

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All UK universities that offer 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 in the UK upon leaving full time education.

What do Chemistry Graduates earn?

  • Average starting professional salary: £22,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £16,300

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Chemistry UK 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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If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of beginning a Chemistry degree, sign up for flexible part-time IELTS classes in central London today.

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 2020 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Central Lancashire
  3. University of Lincoln
  4. University of York
  5. Lancaster University
  6. University of Durham
  7. Heriot-Watt University
  8. University of Sussex
  9. University of Surrey
  10. University of Leeds

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Study Chemistry in the UK

If you are interested in studying Chemistry in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you at least one offer from a UK university!

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