What does chemistry mean to you? White lab coats, test tubes and Bunsen burners, think again.
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Chemistry is finding real world solutions to global challenges such as sustainably living on our planet. [Nuclear power plant chimneys smoking]. At Birmingham, we are developing ways to replace and recycle critical elements. [Car being refuelled] And we are finding ways to reduce the ecological impacts of everyday materials. [Plastic waste being sorted by machinery] And chemistry is designing new medicines and improving health care.
At Birmingham, we are developing molecular scale diagnostics to improve early cancer detection, and we are overcoming drug resistance for diseases such as tuberculosis.
[Bulb lighting up]Chemistry is finding new ways to harness energy. [Smart phone being charged] We are discovering new battery technologies to power our future.
Sound interesting? At Birmingham, our degree courses allow you to explore these exciting areas of chemistry for yourself. Taught by our world-leading researchers, we have been producing Nobel Prize winners for over a century. We have a supportive and inclusive chemistry community that includes ChemSoc, our chemistry students society. We recognise the importance of chemistry. That's why we have invested over $100 million in chemistry at the University of Birmingham. So when you join us, you'll have access to state of the art labs, such as our collaborative teaching laboratory [interior of collaborative teaching laboratory], and on new purpose-built home the chemistry in the molecular sciences building [computer design image of the Molecular Sciences Building].
How about adding to your degree with industrial experience, or studying abroad for a year? [Laboratory experiments] We've got you covered with a wide range of key industrial placement opportunities, including the pharmaceutical industry, food, consumer products and energy, to name a few. [Rotating globe] Or a chance to study in many countries throughout the world, from Singapore [Singapore skyline], to the United States [USA skyline with flag] and Australia [Sydney harbour aerial view], your degree will open the door to many opportunities and career choices [graduates throwing hats in the air] such as drug design and development [tablets on production line], developing new energy technologies [car being driven on road], or designing environmentally friendly products [plastic bottles on production line]. Are you ready to take the next step? Start your journey today. [visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/chemistry-UG].