Chemistry with Computing (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Chemistry, the so-called "central science", allows us to gain a rich understanding of the world around us and becomes even more powerful when combined with modern computer technology and data science. BSc Chemistry with Computing enables you to build skills in both areas, developing an increasingly vital skillset for the modern laboratory. Technological advances and dramatic increases in computer power have transformed the way we do chemistry, with computation playing an ever more important role in research and the chemical industry. Our degree in Chemistry with Computing will not only provide a solid understanding of chemistry, but also teach how modern techniques in computational chemistry and data analysis can be put to optimal use to solve chemical problems – for example in materials design, in-silico drug development, and the analysis of large data sets. As a student in Chemistry with Computing, you will be taught by experts in our highly respected departments of Chemistry and Computer Science. You will also enjoy access to our state-of-the-art facilities in STEMLab and high-quality computer labs. Over the duration of the course you will study organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry and grow your practical laboratory skills, making use of the state-of-the-art facilities in our STEMLab. From the second year onwards you will learn computer programming and explore various techniques in modern computer-assisted chemistry. As a student of chemistry at Loughborough you will benefit from high levels of pastoral support, a peer-mentoring scheme, and the compelling insights of our renowned academic staff, many of whom are active in research with far-reaching impact. You will also benefit from Loughborough’s expertise in computer science and enjoy access to excellent computing facilities. Both the Chemistry BSc (Hons) degree and the Chemistry MChem (Hons) degree are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world outside the University. Our 3 (or 4 year sandwich) BSc equips you for employment in chemistry, scientific and other sectors. The 4 (or 5 year sandwich) MChem is suited for students who may wish to pursue a PhD or a career in industrial research.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You are assessed by examination and coursework. Depending on the module, coursework may include written laboratory reports, oral presentations, poster presentations, research papers, peer review and dissertations. Your BSc degree classification will be determined by the weighted average of marks obtained in Years 2 and 3 in the ratio 40:60.

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

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

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Additional entry requirements


Preferred BTEC subjects include Applied Science Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application, but in some cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are considered for an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2024/25 academic year; fees for 2025/26 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Chemistry with Computing (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS