Chemistry at Birmingham

The School of Chemistry is one of the most prestigious Chemistry departments in the UK. Here are just a few reasons why we think studying Chemistry at Birmingham is the right choice for you: 

  • 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to former University of Birmingham academic Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
  • Small-group tutorials throughout the first two years provide you with dedicated support in your studies
  • Active and supportive community encompassing both academic and social life
  • Scholarships worth up to £5,000 pa are available for high academic achievers

What happens during the average day? Watch Ben and Megan as they share their day: 

Excellent career prospects

Birmingham graduates go on to do great things. From applying chemistry knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry, technology development and green energy provision, to accountancy and web design, there are a huge range of career paths for you. 

Inspirational teaching

At Birmingham we believe in engaging teaching and learning. Indeed, we are one of only 4 Russell Group Chemistry Departments in UK to maintain over 90% Student Satisfaction each year over the last 6 years.  In addition to interactive lectures, you will have problem solving sessions, group work, extended research projects and throughout your first two years you will have small group tutorials to support your learning.   

Social atmosphere and engaged students

The student led chemistry society, ChemSoc, runs numerous social, as well as career enhancing events, every term. The highlight of the ChemSoc year is the Annual Chemistry Ball, but there are lots of other events including termly social events, invited lectures and charity fundraising events.