Chemistry at Imperial is designed to produce chemists of the highest calibre, who are capable of pursuing a career in the chemical sciences.
All of our Chemistry courses are professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and cover modules in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry in all years of study.
Years one and two of all of our chemistry courses follow the same core lecture module content supplemented by two ancillary modules. These modules are not always chemistry modules, and have been chosen to support specific degree programmes.
In the third year of this course you will take a mixture of core and optional modules, and complete a substantial research project.
Structure and Bonding: Atomic Structure to Molecular Orbitals
The Reactions Toolkit: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Analysis, Separation and Characterisation
Chemistry of Molecular Systems
Electronic States and Bonding
You choose one module from below.
BPES (Business for Professionals of Engineering and Science)
Maths and Physics II
Medicinal Chemistry II
Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme
Macromolecules and Materials
Control and Selectivity in Molecular Synthesis
Practical Chemistry II
Solids, Liquids and Interfaces
Advanced Chemistry Topics I
Advanced Chemistry Topics II
Practical Chemistry III
You will also take the compulsory i-Explore module.
Through I-Explore, you'll have the chance to deepen your knowledge in a brand new subject area, chosen from a huge range of for-credit modules.
All of our undergraduate courses include one module from I-Explore's wide selection. The module you choose will be fully integrated into your course's curriculum and count as credit towards your degree.
Chemistry informs everything, from developing new pharmaceuticals that will help fight disease, to mitigating climate change. This means our graduates are recruited into practically every branch of industry.
Many choose to pursue a PhD, while others work in roles as diverse as industrial development, production and quality control, marketing, finance and teaching.
Recent graduates of this Department have become:
Process Scientist, Drug discovery and development company