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Course summary

Chemistry is a central science that’s at the core of everything we can see, smell, taste and touch around us. From energy to the environment, groundbreaking medicine to cleaning products, chemistry is integral to all aspects of our life, which puts chemical scientists at the forefront of delivering invaluable solutions to global challenges. The diverse nature of this field — and the widely transferable skills you’ll develop along the way — means chemistry graduates will always be highly sought after across a wide range of industries worldwide. Studying chemistry at Leeds will enable you to understand the fundamental concepts of the field alongside a variety of optional modules available, so you can tailor your degree to what really interests you the most. You’ll also be taught by expert academics, with the unique opportunity to get involved in real-world research happening in the School. Here at Leeds, we understand the importance this industry has in society today, which is why our courses are professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), giving you the industry recognised qualification needed to pursue a career in this sector. You’ll also have access to world-class research and specialist facilities right here on campus, alongside exciting opportunities like studying abroad and industrial work placements to ensure you have the best grounding to head out into your professional career. Get a taste of what it’s like to study chemistry at undergraduate level now with our Discovering Science collection — a five-part series of free online courses introducing you to the fascinating world of everyday chemistry. Why study at Leeds

  • Graduate with an RSC accredited degree from a university ranked in the Top 100 in the world, QS World University Rankings 2022.
  • Take advantage of the School’s world-leading research, which shapes our courses across a wide range of areas and provides innovative R&D projects that impact many industrial sectors.
  • Experience expertise teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers at the forefront of the industry who specialise in a variety of chemistry disciplines.
  • Put theory into practice, with access to our specialist facilities and laboratories that are fully equipped with the latest technology and research-grade equipment to provide a creative and stimulating learning environment.
  • Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate with our paid industrial work placement in your third year. Our close industry links have given previous students the chance to work at — and build professional relationships with — major organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, Johnson Matthey and AkzoNobel.
  • Be part of a School that has a history of cultivating high achieving graduates in chemistry, with some top students receiving the nationally acclaimed Salters’ Award — the most recent being Stewart Holloway, MChem Medicinal Chemistry graduate, who won the 2021 Salters’ Graduate Award.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chemistry, Royal Society of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE: English Language grade C/4 and Mathematics grade B/6.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

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