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UK Chemistry Courses

Learn from chemical scientists at the forefront of modern research

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, and the living earth, all of which will incorporate organic, physical, structural and biochemistry.

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

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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 breakthrough technology, a Chemistry degree will help you influence the world we live in.

Graduate Chemistry Careers and Salary

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.

  • Average starting professional salary: £22,500
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £16,653

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.

Chemistry UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-level requirements: ABB including Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

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 2024 below:

  1. University of St Andrews
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of Oxford
  4. University of Southampton
  5. University of Edinburgh
  6. University of Lincoln
  7. University of Strathclyde
  8. Loughborough University
  9. Lancaster University
  10. Imperial University London

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