Why Chemistry at Birmingham

At Birmingham you’ll experience innovative teaching in outstanding facilities and join a thriving and supportive chemistry community. We are proud of our consistently high levels of student satisfaction as we strive to ensure you get the most out of your studies with us.

Our courses offer you the chance to discover more about our world-leading research in important areas such as sustainability, clean energy and drug discovery and you’ll also develop key transferrable skills that top employers look for.

Research-led teaching

Our School is home to internationally leading researchers pioneering research into environmentally sustainable energy sources, healthcare and drug development, to help combat global issues including pollution and climate change and healthcare crises. Your degree will be shaped by their scientific findings, providing you with cutting-edge content for your degree.

Your Learning

We have one of the best-equipped Chemistry departments in the UK, including the recent addition of the £40m Collaborative Teaching Laboratory providing an outstanding learning experience for our students, which is one of the reasons we consistently achieve high student satisfaction results in the National Student Survey.

Your Community

The School of Chemistry is a thriving community of students and staff located on our beautiful campus. Our students are guaranteed membership of our ChemSoc society, run by students for students, and have numerous opportunities to get involved with societies and volunteering through the Guild of Students.

Your Future

Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in industry, academia and beyond. Chemistry degrees at Birmingham not only provide students with the all-important transferrable skills that employers look for, but also enable them to develop practical lab skills needed for a career in science.

Supporting you

Supporting you to adapt to university life and to thrive in your studies is important to us at Birmingham. You will be assigned subject and personal tutors to support your academic and personal development. Our Welfare Officer also provides confidential drop-in sessions to support you to settle into university.

Open Days

We understand that choosing a university and subject is not easy, so experiencing the environment in which you will study is key to making the right decision. We believe studying Chemistry at Birmingham has much to offer, but don’t take our word for it, experience it yourself at our Open Days and other events.

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