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Course summary

Develop solutions to society's global challenges and help make a difference to the world. Challenge your imagination and gain insight into how the world works. From saving habitats, improving technology and contributing to medical advances, to discovering sustainable energy sources to medical diagnostic techniques the applications of chemistry and physics are endless. Why choose this course?

  • Professional accreditation pathways are available
  • 13th in England for Physics (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
  • Use a wide variety of research-grade experimental chemistry equipment in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Engage with award-winning academics who are known nationally for their innovation in teaching
  • Enhance your employability with our work placement year in chemistry
From the technology we use to how we treat illness, chemistry is essential to our modern life and offers a wide variety of career opportunities in many fields from pharmaceuticals and food technology to forensics and teaching. You will develop the skills to enable you to become a professional chemist building a strong grounding in core chemistry knowledge. You will examine the political, social and economic impacts and explore topics such as nuclear chemistry and energy, geochemistry, health and toxicology and green chemistry. You will study more in depth spectroscopic techniques for analytical and physical chemistry, as well as named reactions for chemical synthesis. This is embedded in your practical sessions, during which you will learn advanced experimental techniques including handling air-sensitive reagents. Physics helps us to identify the connections between seemingly different phenomena. It provides the quantitative and analytic skills needed for analysing data and solving problems and makes an enormous contribution to a range of industries such as power, nuclear, electronics, IT, and data-mining. This combined honours Physics programme meets the standards required for accreditation by the Institute of Physics. Our programme will provide you with a solid grounding in the underpinning theory, including mathematics, of Chemistry and Physics and plenty of hands-on practical experience in Keele's state-of-the-art laboratories About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Chemistry and Physics at Keele University - UCAS