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Course summary

On this undergraduate masters course, you will have the opportunity to spend an assessed year in a research laboratory of a major chemical company in year three. You will be a paid employee and will work on a research project. In addition, you will complete three distance learning theory modules. Recent destinations for placement students have included AstraZeneca, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Lubrizol and Sygnature. This four-year course covers all the key areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. It is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. You will gain experience in practical synthetic and analytical chemistry. In year four you will work on an in-depth research project in an area of your choice. This project will develop not only your practical ability, team working and problem-solving skills, but also your literature and presentation skills. Modules are 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.

  • 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 Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Flexibility to transfer between most chemistry degrees
  • Choose from a range of optional modules that interest you


In your first year, you will build up your pre-university studies through modules in core chemistry. In the second year, you will the further develop the knowledge and understanding gained, with theoretical and practical modules. You can specialise in an area of your choice, including medicinal chemistry and molecular biology. In the third year, you will have the opportunity to work on a 90-credit research project with a major chemical company, where you will be a salaried employee. In the fourth year, you will work on 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 - 85% overall including 8.5 in Chemistry and 8.0 in a second science. GCSE requirements - English grade 4 (C), Mathematics 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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