What Will You Study

Delivered by our recently established Department of Chemistry, you will gain an advanced understanding of Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry over the course of your degree. We offer you the opportunity to study Chemistry as a single subject or combined with elements of Environmental Science, Biology, Natural Sciences or Engineering.You will learn in an excellent teaching environment with close links to business and industry and can also study abroad. 

In your first year you will also develop Mathematics and other transferable skills. In your second year you will study modules including Spectroscopy and Bioactive Molecules. In the third year of your degree, you will complete a research project that matches your interests and choose options that place your knowledge in a real world context, selecting from other branches of Chemistry including biochemical and environmental topics.

Students on our four-year MChem programme can apply to spend their third year of study at one of our partner universities in North America. In your fourth and final year, you will carry out a major research project, working alongside our postgraduate students, while the modules on offer will enable you to explore the latest advances in Chemistry research and how these will contribute to solving some of society’s biggest challenges.

Please note: the University will seek full accreditation and recognition by the Royal Society of Chemistry of our new BSc and MChem Chemistry degrees.