Undergraduate degree courses

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Royal Society of Chemistry logoJoin our friendly and ambitious community to learn from world-leading chemistry researchers addressing global challenges in sustainable materials, clean energy, drug discovery and more.

Our degree programmes combine core chemistry subjects with the flexibility to explore different options or specialise in areas including medicinal chemistry and sustainability. We embed the key transferable skills that top employers look for through our innovative approach to developing your chemistry abilities. If you want to learn a language, gain business skills or learn computer science, you can do it all with Chemistry at Birmingham.

In year 3 you can undertake a paid industrial placement or study abroad. If you choose to stay in Birmingham then all our students have the opportunity to undertake real research projects. The CTL hosts our innovative Year 3 mini-projects where you’ll use state-of-the-art instrumentation working with one of our academic research leaders.

Welcome from the Head of School (Video transcript)

On an MSci programme, you join one of our leading research groups for a major research project in an area that you. By doing your research project in year 4 you will reinforce and build upon the project skills learnt in year 3, whether in Birmingham or Industry, and can study advanced research topics.

At Birmingham, you’ll join a thriving and supportive Chemistry community where you’ll experience innovative teaching in outstanding facilities. We get consistently high levels of student satisfaction and our graduates go on to diverse and rewarding careers.

Major / Minor Honours programmes

Single Honours programmes with a Foundation Year

We also offer a one-year Foundation Year programme, which upon successful completion, allows students to enter on to any of our Honours Degree programmes.

Where will Chemistry at Birmingham take you? (Video transcript)