Applicant Visit Days and Open Days

If you are interested in studying Chemistry at Birmingham, visiting us will help to inform your decision.

Attending an Open Day will give you the opportunity to view the School’s facilities and talk with members of academic staff about Chemistry at Birmingham, the courses we offer and the application process. 

Current students will also be on hand to chat about their experiences of studying chemistry at Birmingham and there will be ample opportunity to take a stroll around our beautiful parkland campus, which includes our halls of residence.

2020 Open days

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are currently running our Undergraduate Open Days online.

  • Saturday 5 September 2020 – Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Saturday 17 October - provisional

Find out if Birmingham is right for you.

Further information and registration  



Although the current COVID-19 situation prevents you from visiting us in person to explore our campus, meet our students and staff and see our excellent facilities; we hope, for now, that the information we have put together for prospective students provides you with an insight into the key reasons to consider studying chemistry with us. You can hear what it’s like to study with us from our current chemistry students and learn about how we support our students through their studies. You can find out from our recent graduates what you can do with a Birmingham chemistry degree and explore our sector-leading research into topical areas such as drug discovery, plastics and healthcare which shape the way our courses are taught and provide plenty of opportunities for Undergraduate students to get involved. 

We hope you can get a sense of what we can offer you and we look forward to being able to welcome you onto campus to meet us all in the future! 

Applicant Visit Days

If, after having reviewed your UCAS application, we are keen to make you an offer, we shall invite you to attend one of our Applicant Visit Days, which we hold weekly from November through to March. 

Attending one of these Days will not only provide us with an opportunity discuss your application with you, but will also provide you with a valuable opportunity to see the School, our beautiful campus and the halls of residence, as well as chat to members of staff, and perhaps more importantly, to some of our current students. Importantly, the Applicant Visit Day will also provide you with an opportunity to experience our teaching methods at first-hand, including a lecture, lab work and a problem-based learning activity.

We want these days to provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision as to whether or not to choose Birmingham when you make your firm and insurance decisions.  Obviously you can contact us at any time, before or after attending an Applicant Visit Day, for more information.


Students at a University open day