Chemistry Undergraduate Degrees

We offer you a world of possibilities and prospects. Our modern approach combines a wide range of subject areas, a mix of teaching styles and all the support you will need to prepare you for your future.

Our Chemistry degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. We have received a TEF Gold standard for excellent teaching.

The Royal Society of Chemistry
Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework

What's it like at Lancaster?

We asked our students what life was like at Lancaster and how they adapted to each new challenge that arose.

Flexible Degree Schemes

You have the option to transfer between three and four-year degree options or to sample overseas exchange opportunities. We offer you the chance to study single-honours Chemistry or add in elements from across the Faculty of Science and Technology, including Biology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering. As a result, many doors are open to chemistry graduates, and career opportunities are very diverse.

Practical Lab Work

Practical work is an integral part of our courses - to receive RSC accreditation, roughly 100 hours of practical work per year is required. Therefore the courses involve a significant proportion of lab-based practicals as well as lectures, seminars and computer-based lab sessions. These sessions will give you the skills that you need to advance in your studies of chemistry, and the transferable skills that will make you attractive to employers.

Small Groups and Challenging Projects

We are committed to small group teaching, which we believe is the cornerstone of excellence in undergraduate education. Our staff to student ratio is one of the best in the country. We also provide final year research projects where you will work alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff. We want you to feel that you are a valued part of the department.


A £26 million investment in our newly refurbished Faraday Building is benefiting students and researchers, with state-of-the-art laboratories as well as some of the best instrumentation in the UK. With cutting-edge resources for microscopy and nanofabrication, magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry, Lancaster is well equipped to give you the best experience.

Hello Future

At Lancaster, we don't just want you to pass your degree. We want to provide you with the best opportunities to begin your career. With an emphasis on your personal development, we ensure that you will have a wide range of potential jobs and careers. Our Internships programme can give you valuable, paid work experience and Lancaster will offer you careers support for the rest of your working life.

Hello Future

Study Abroad

You may want to consider the Study Abroad variant of our programme. On this degree, you will spend your third year at one of our partner universities across the globe. It’s an opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.