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Course summary

This four-year course will feed your curiosity for both chemistry and physics. It is accredited by the Institute of Physics. The fourth year includes masters-level modules and a major research project. You can choose the topic and area of your research project to suit your own personal interests and passion. Optional modules on topics such as green chemistry and nanoscale in chemistry allow you to tailor your degree to a specialist field. You will develop your skills in practical and theoretical chemistry, data-analysis and problem-solving. Our graduates have gone on to work for leading companies such as Boots, Cancer Research UK, GlaxoSmithKline, the NHS and Unilever. You will be taught by academic staff from the School of Chemistry and the School of Physics and Astronomy. You may recognise some of our staff from the popular Periodic Videos and Sixty Symbols YouTube channels. This course will prepare you for a range of careers in the interdisciplinary field of chemistry and physics. The University of Nottingham is the second-most targeted university in the UK by leading employers (High Fliers' Graduate Market in 2023).

  • Accredited by The Institute of Physics
  • Small-group tutorials to support your learning
  • Put theory into practice in our modern labs and facilities


In the first year you will study introductory chemistry, physics and mathematics modules. You will take practical chemistry classes in our teaching laboratories and a special module on data analysis and scientific computing. In the second year, lectures will concentrate on physical chemistry, spectroscopy, quantum mechanics and electromagnetic fields. There are laboratory classes in both chemistry and physics. There is a choice of optional modules, covering specialised topics such as nanotechnology and analytical chemistry. In the third year, you will study advanced modules in core physics and chemistry. Optional modules cover topics such as catalysis, and topics in inorganic chemistry. For your fourth year, you will carry out an in-depth research project on a topic of your choice.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including Maths, Physics and Chemistry at 8.0. GCSE requirements - English grade 4 (C)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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