Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Chemists study the synthesis, properties and structure of matter. Learn how to make the materials we use in our daily lives.

Explore a range of topics and move seamlessly between areas such as nanotechnology, drug development, forensics and new materials. You’ll develop practical and interdisciplinary skills useful in a wide variety of careers. You can play your part in helping to understand and maybe even solve some of the critical issues of the 21st century.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in all branches of chemistry. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

Benefit from our well-equipped undergraduate teaching laboratories that cater for core experimental work. You’ll also be able to access our Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility, and our Microscopy and Analysis Suite to familiarise yourself with spectroscopy and other techniques.

Graduate employability

A wealth of career opportunities are open to you as a chemistry graduate. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to work in technical areas or scientific research and development in materials, pharmaceuticals, energy and the environment.

You’ll also be well suited to broader roles in education, scientific publishing, administration, banking and finance. Many of our graduates choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.


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94% student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2017

“Bath is a fantastic university if you are willing to work hard and try anything. It offers so much more than a simple degree, it gives you the chance to make yourself into whoever you want to be.”
Jonathan Fred Markanday

MChem Chemistry with placement year (2017)