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Nottingham Trent University
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Why choose this course?
This course offers a large practical skills component making you a very attractive prospect to future employers. Working with other areas of science such as Biology and Physics helps students develop a deeper understanding of Chemistry.

This course is recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry for Associate Membership. Obtaining this additional professional qualification is likely to enhance your value to future employers.
We are very proud to be No. 2 in the whole of the UK for student satisfaction in Chemistry (National Student Survey 2014).
You have the option to complete a 12-month paid work placement in industry, which gives you an additional award: a Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.
Built-in flexibility, along with the underpinning of scientific knowledge, allows you to choose a specialist route at the end of the first year, depending on your career aspirations.
Modules contain significant amounts of practical work and directed assignments relevant to employers. Learning support is provided via problem-solving workshops.

Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

Core Modules

Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Physical Chemistry
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Professional Development
Introduction to Specialist Areas of Chemistry
Year Two

Core modules

Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Professional Practice
Optional modules

Choose one from

Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Modern Day Materials
Sustainable Chemistry
Year Three

Optional year-long work placements.

Final Year

Core modules

Advanced Chemistry
Optional modules

Choose two from

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Choose one from

Advanced Chemical Analysis
Nano and Green Chemistry
Communicating Science and Technology.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on a variety of components including the following.

Coursework and Practical 62%

Group projects
Oral presentations
Laboratory assessment and reports
Written 38%

In class written tests
There are approximately 90 places available across our Chemistry cluster of courses. This includes:

BSc (Hons) Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
MChem Chemistry.
All laboratory work will be carried out in the brand new, purpose built Rosalind Franklin building. Teaching and lectures will take place across Clifton campus. Clifton campus maps and travel information.

What our students say
“The content of this course looked challenging yet enjoyable, which really appealed to me. It was the right choice – I’m enjoying my time in the labs, developing practical skills, carrying out experiments and getting to know other students and lecturers.

“All in all, I’d say this course has a good structure, a great student atmosphere and friendly staff. You get the opportunity to carry out research too, which is a fantastic experience for any Chemistry student.”

Shane Barber
BSc (Hons) Chemistry

Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

Your career development
Chemistry graduates have excellent employment prospects and possess a wide range of academic and transferable skills. On completion of this course, you will be well placed to enter a career as a/an:

Analytical Chemist
Laboratory Assistant
PhD student
Product Development Technologist
Research Chemist.
In organisations such as:

Birds Eye
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

What our students say
“I was particularly excited to have the opportunity of a year’s placement, to experience work in industry, make some money, and see if it was something I wanted to do in the future. The academic staff were very supportive in helping me to find and secure a placement. This included providing mock interview sessions and CV writing tips.

“During the degree, I considered teaching as a possible career. However, after the experience of working in industry and working with developing areas of Chemistry in the final year, I have begun to pursue a career in Analytical Chemistry.”

Charlotte Boughton
BSc (Hons) Chemistry. Graduated 2011

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States