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Chemistry BSc(Hons)
Chemistry BSc(Hons)

Chemistry BSc(Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.


Course Information

Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry BSc(Hons) and you’ll be joining a department with a long and illustrious history. Our teaching and research in Chemistry dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, our modern chemistry courses carry on that vibrant and distinguished tradition.

  • We cover the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as giving you the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies.
  • You could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with chemical engineering or forensic science, all helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation.
  • Whichever options you choose, you’ll be able to get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills.
  • In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability.
  • You'll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thought-provoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career in academic, industrial or commercial settings.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  • Inorganic Chemistry 1
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Physical Chemistry 1
  • Analytical Science 1
  • Techniques of Practical Chemistry
  • Data Handling

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Organic Chemistry 2
  •  Analytical Science 2
  •  Inorganic Chemistry 2
  •  Physical Chemistry 2

Option modules:

Choose one of the following five combinations-

Option 1

  •  Practical Chemistry
  •  Biology for the Chemical and Forensic Sciences

Option 2

  •  Practical Chemistry
  •  Chemical Engineering 1

Option 3

  •  Practical Forensic Science 2
  •  Crime Scene and Forensic Examinations

Option 4

  •  Chemical Engineering 1
  •  Laboratory Skills for Chemical Engineering 2

Option 5

  •  Practical Chemistry
  •  Anthropocene

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Chemistry Project - Experimental Design
  •  Advanced Chemistry Practical
  •  Organic Chemistry 3
  •  Inorganic Chemistry 3
  •  Physical Chemistry 3

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Analytical Science 3
  •  Chemical Engineering 2
  •  Forensic Science and the Law
  •  Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology
  •  Analytical Science 4
  •  Chemical Therapeutics
  •  Molecular Targets and Drug Design
  •  Sustainable Industrial Systems
  •  Soil Properties and Contamination
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this course, you may consider a career in a wide range of scientific areas, including chemical analysis, chemical manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutics, environmental consultancy, oil and gas, food and drink, petrochemicals, research and teaching.

Previous graduates from courses in the subject area of Chemistry have gone on to roles such as Analyst at ALS Environmental, Analytical Scientist at Sequani, Microbiological Analyst at Microsearch Laboratories Ltd, QC Analyst at Ernest Jackson & Co Ltd and Operations and Technical Support Assistant at National Nuclear Laboratory.**

*Percentage of graduates from this course were in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK Domiciled).


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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year


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