Chemistry at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

On this accredited course, you will study all the key areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. You will also gain experience in practical synthetic and analytical chemistry. Our modern labs and facilities enable you to put theory into practice. Our range of optional modules will allow you to tailor your degree to your own interests. We offer modules in drug design ad pharmaceutical sciences, as well as medicinal chemistry. What’s more, there is flexibility to transfer between most chemistry degrees during the first year. Green and sustainable chemistry is a major focus at the University of Nottingham. We offer optional modules in this topic, which will show you how we are using chemistry to tackle environmental challenges.  The School of Chemistry is also home to the award-winning Carbon Neutral Lab. You'll be taught by academic staff who will feed your curiosity for chemistry, with small group tutorials to support your learning. You may recognise some of our staff from the popular Periodic Videos YouTube channel.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • The University of Nottingham is the second-most targeted university in the UK by leading employers (High Fliers' Graduate Market in 2023).


In year one you will build up your core chemistry knowledge, including study skills, foundation laboratory work and calculations. If you do not have A level mathematics (or equivalent) then you will take the Mathematical Toolkit module to prepare you for this aspect of the chemistry course. In the second year you will further develop the knowledge and understanding gained in the first year with theoretical and practical modules. Optional modules will allow you to specialise in an area of chemistry that particularly interests you, including sustainable chemistry, and molecular biology. In year three you will study core chemistry with advanced and practical modules. A range of optional module will allow you to focus on areas of particular interest.

How to apply

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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 8.5 in Chemistry and 8 in a second science. GCSE requirements - English grade 4 (C), Mathematics grade 4 (C)

Student Outcomes

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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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Chemistry at University of Nottingham - UCAS