Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry BSc(Hons) and you'll be joining a department with a long and illustrious history. Our teaching and research here dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area.
Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, our modern chemistry courses carry on that vibrant and distinguished tradition. We cover the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as giving you the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies. So you could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with forensic science, all helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you'd like to do after graduation.
Whichever options you choose, you'll be able to get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills. In our chemical sciences labs you'll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you'll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability.
Our Chemistry BSc(Hons) is taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thought-provoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career in academic, industrial or commercial settings.
Inorganic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 1
Physical Chemistry 1
Analytical Science 1
Techniques of Practical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry 2
Analytical Science 2
Inorganic Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 2
Choose one of the following four combinations-
Biology for the Chemical and Forensic Sciences
Chemical Engineering 1
Practical Forensic Science 2
Crime Scene and Forensic Examinations
Chemical Engineering 1
Laboratory Skills for Chemical Engineering 2
Year 3 - optional placement year
Chemistry Project - Experimental Design
Advanced Chemistry Practical
Organic Chemistry 3
Inorganic Chemistry 3
Physical Chemistry 3
Choose one from a list which may include-
Analytical Science 3
Chemical Engineering 2
Forensic Science and the Law
Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology
Chemical Engineering 3
Analytical Science 4
Molecular Targets and Drug Design
Assessment will include written exams and coursework including laboratory reports, short tests, and oral and poster presentations.
Application deadline details:
Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!
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Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £15,000
I think my experience overall has been positive, but it could have been improved by better student housing and more support during my placement year.
by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
The University of Huddersfield may not be a RussellGroup uni, it may not be the most well known, and it may be considered 'lesser' by some, but once you study there you learn that the uni has great industry links, offers wonderful support, and gives you more than just a degree. I would highly recommend it!
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