What will I learn?

Chemistry is a science that requires hands-on, practical professionals. Our course places problem solving, communication, and project management at the core of what we do, equipping you with the skills to stand out in the workplace. Our internationally respected research informs our teaching right from the start, so you’ll combine theory with laboratory time and real-world experience to become a professional chemist. Graduate ready to step into your career, inside or outside of the laboratory.* Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2016 National Student Survey 95 per cent of our final year students said that 'Staff are good at explaining things'.* Our students say our teaching is outstanding: they gave us 88 per cent on ‘overall satisfaction’ in the latest National Student Survey.95 per cent of our students say our course is 'intellectually stimulating' in the 2016 National Student Survey.* Our staff are 'enthusiastic about what they are teaching' say 86 per cent of our students in the latest National Student Survey.* Benefit from a course with excellent 'staff contact': 93 per cent of our students say so, as stated in the 2016 National Student Survey.* A course offering good 'advice and support' to students during their studies: 83 per cent of our students say in the latest National Student Survey.* Equip yourself for successful employment in a competitive job market – our focus on practical, professional skills means you graduate primed to enter the workplace.* Benefit from award-winning teaching in small groups and be inspired by staff who are world-leading researchers.* Stand out from the crowd with professional recognition through our accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry.* Hone your practical problem solving skills in our newly-refurbished laboratories, kitted out with the latest analytical instrumentation.* Get the most out of your studies with our tutorial system, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance you need to reach your full potential.* Maximise your hands-on laboratory time and learn through doing – this course is structured to be as practical as possible, with 70 per cent of assessment based on coursework.* Experience chemistry in the real world and boost your employability by taking a placement, work-based project in your final year, or working alongside PhD and post-doctoral researchers in our high specification laboratories.* Graduate with in-demand skills for a range of career paths, from research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and lab-based roles in the food and energy industries, to positions in the science, engineering, healthcare, environmental or technology sectors.

Which department am I in?

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need US high school diplomas with a combination of: AP at grade 4 or 5 (usually three subjects relevant to course), SAT circa 1250, ACT circa 26, SAT subjects (three relevant subjects circa 400). Undergraduate programmes: ILETS 6.0 overall with Minimum component scores 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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