This degree aims to:
At each level of the course you will study a core of main pillars of Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry together with selected aspects of Pharmaceutical Science.
Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Principles of Physical Chemistry
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Physicochemical Nature of Drugs
Molecular Basis of Life
Organic Chemistry (Structure and Mechanisms)
Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics)
Practical Pharmaceutical Techniques
Principles of Drug Development and Formulation
Advanced Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Physical and Materials Chemistry
Advanced Chemical Analysis
Quality Assurance & Laboratory Management
Advanced Pharmaceutical Formulation
The UK’s chemical industry is one of the leading industrial contributors to the national economy and there are many opportunities to apply chemical knowledge, principles and skills to a successful career in the chemistry, pharmaceutical science, chemical engineering or other chemistry-related disciplines. “Chemistry will underpin economic growth, say industry leaders”, it was reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publication, Chemistry World, on the “Strategy for delivering chemistry-fuelled growth of the UK economy”. Currently the Chemistry-using industries contribute ~£195bn to the UK economy with approximately £10bn coming from chemical manufacturing and £9bn from pharmaceutical manufacturing. The areas of chemical manufacture, process technology, product development and application, and formulation skills are key areas of these chemical sciences. In chemicals (including pharmaceuticals) 95.6% of UK companies are SME’s employing 42% of the total workforce and account for 29% of turnover.
If you choose not to go into the chemical industry there are still extensive career opportunities in teaching and academic research
You will have studied a core of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, the pillars of what can be considered to be “the central science” and have an integrated knowledge of these main areas of chemistry together with good practical skills, literacy, numeracy. You will have a high level of IT skills and be capable of logical, scientific, critical thinking and problem solving. In addition you will have studied many of the essential concepts of Pharmaceutical Science and will understand much of the principles and language of these sciences at the interface of chemistry. These skills will make you well equipped for the workplace, be it in a pharmaceutical science, chemistry or chemistry related environment or the wider world of work in general. You will also be well placed for further study and/or research if you so choose.
We are currently working with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to achieve accreditation of our new BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree. This is an on-going process over the first three years of the Chemistry course and will mean that our first cohort of graduates (in July 2017) will be eligible for Associate Membership of the RSC shortly thereafter. We will approach the RSC for discussions concerning the potential accreditation of the new Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science programme in due course.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
|Part time #||£2,925|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study