Chemistry Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Imperial College of Science 87% 10% 2% £9250 £36200 202 London On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 98% 0% 4% £9250 £15900 99 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 89% 0% 6% £9250 £21150 213 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 88% 0% 1% £9250 £16000 184 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 82% 3% 5% £9250 £24700 164 Bristol On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 98% 4% 8% £9250 £25700 144 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 98% 4% 8% £9250 £25700 144 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Keele 92% 5% 7% £9250 £17000 105 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 87% 10% 2% £9250 £36200 202 London On campus Full-time
University College London 77% 4% 0% £9250 £31200 178 London On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 98% 0% 4% £9250 £15900 99 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 90% 3% 13% £9250 £22760 151 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Keele 89% 4% 3% £9250 £17000 109 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 92% 10% 0% £27750 £84080 204 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 87% 10% 2% £9250 £36200 202 London On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 87% 10% 2% £9250 £15150 202 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The University of York 87% 10% 2% £9730 £23300 202 York On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 87% 10% 2% £9250 £16000 202 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 91% 0% 5% £9250 £26000 162 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 100% 0% 0% £11000 £11000 109 Hull On campus Full-time
University of St Andrews 100% 0% 0% £9900 £24240 109 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 87% 10% 2% £9250 £36200 212 London On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 85% 5% 5% £9250 £25000 146 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University College London 72% 4% 15% £9250 £31200 186 London On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 87% 2% 1% £9250 £36200 208 London On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 88% 3% 0% £9250 £25000 154 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 87% 2% 10% £9250 £36200 193 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 88% 0% 15% £9250 £24700 187 Bristol On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 85% 5% 5% £9250 £25000 146 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 86% 10% 0% £9250 £36200 202 London On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 87% 10% 2% £9250 £36200 202 London On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 92% 10% 0% £37000 £94590 193 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 92% 10% 0% £37000 £94590 201 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 69% 0% 0% £9250 £24700 165 Bristol On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 83% 4% 0% £9250 £25000 150 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 73% 0% 0% £9250 £20100 159 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 97% 5% 11% £7704 £15300 110 Brighton On campus Full-time
The University of York 84% 1% 0% £2236 £11125 186 York On campus Part-time
University of Southampton 91% 0% 5% £9250 £22760 162 Southampton On campus Full-time
Durham University 93% 5% 5% £9250 £28500 175 Durham On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 100% 5% 15% £9250 £22760 163 Southampton On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 64% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 145 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 90% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 147 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 88% 5% 5% £9250 £21700 £22800 123 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 85% 10% 0% £9250 £22500 152 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 85% 10% 5% £9250 £22500 152 Brighton On campus Full-time
Durham University 85% 0% 0% £9250 £28500 189 Durham On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 90% 3% 13% £9250 £22760 151 Southampton On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 90% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 147 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Durham University 67% 5% 0% £9250 £28500 191 Durham On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 64% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 145 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of York 84% 1% 2% £9250 £24000 174 York On campus Full-time
University of Reading 44% 0% 15% £9250 £23700 103 Reading On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 76% 1% 2% £9000 £23450 117 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Reading 44% 0% 15% £9250 £23700 103 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 71% 10% 0% £9250 £22500 152 Brighton On campus Full-time
The University of York 84% 1% 0% £9250 £24000 186 York On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 76% 1% 2% £9000 £23450 117 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 88% 5% 5% £9250 £21700 £22800 123 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Hull 100% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 109 Hull On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 88% 5% 5% £9250 £21700 £22800 123 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 90% 3% 13% £9250 £22760 151 Southampton On campus Full-time
The University of York 89% 0% 0% £9250 £24000 184 York On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 100% 5% 15% £9250 £19500 163 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 125 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 96% 0% 5% £9250 £15900 121 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 91% 20% 10% £9250 £14500 111 London On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 64% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 145 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Keele 80% 5% 0% £9250 £14000 116 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 90% 3% 13% £9250 £22760 151 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 79% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 103 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 79% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 103 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Keele 80% 5% 0% £9250 £17000 116 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 100% 0% 10% £9250 £21150 190 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 100% 0% 10% £2362 £5000 190 Huddersfield On campus Part-time
University College London 55% 5% 3% £9250 £31200 163 London On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 98% 4% 8% - £19750 135 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 76% 1% 2% £9000 £23450 117 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Reading 29% 5% 15% £9250 £23700 108 Reading On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 76% 1% 2% £9000 £23450 117 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Keele 84% 4% 3% £9250 £17000 106 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 62% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £24450 £25670 164 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Reading 44% 0% 15% £9250 £23700 103 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Keele 82% 5% 0% £9250 £17000 113 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 81% 5% 5% £9250 £24700 143 Bristol On campus Full-time
Teesside University 64% 9% 15% £9250 £13000 75 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 81% 5% 10% £9250 £14415 101 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 76% 1% 2% £9000 £23450 117 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 93% 20% 0% £27750 £84080 187 Glasgow On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 88% 3% 2% £9250 £25000 154 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 85% 10% 0% £9250 £36200 186 London On campus Full-time
The University of York 84% 1% 2% £9250 £24000 174 York On campus Full-time
Durham University 80% 0% 15% £9250 £28500 185 Durham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 84% 5% 3% £9250 £25000 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Reading 44% 0% 15% £9250 £20830 103 Reading On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 81% 5% 10% £9250 £14415 101 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Reading 44% 0% 0% £9250 £23700 103 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Reading 29% 5% 15% £9250 £23700 108 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 0% 15% £9250 £16000 133 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 91% 20% 20% £9250 £14500 111 London On campus Full-time
University of Keele 84% 0% 9% £9250 £17000 109 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 91% 20% 20% £9250 £14500 111 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 82% 3% 0% £9250 £24700 108 Bristol On campus Full-time
The University of York 84% 1% 2% £9250 £24000 174 York On campus Full-time
Aston University 100% 0% 5% £9250 £20200 115 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Teesside University 64% 9% 15% £9250 £13000 75 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Hull 100% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 105 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 79% 15% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 95 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Reading 44% 0% 15% £9250 £23700 103 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Bath 97% 2% 15% - - 162 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 91% 0% 5% - - 162 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 91% 0% 5% - - 162 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 89% 0% 2% £9250 - 114 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 78% 1% 5% - - 152 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 87% 10% 2% £9250 - 202 Carlisle On campus Part-time
University of Brighton 87% 10% 2% - - 202 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 87% 10% 2% - - 202 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 87% 10% 2% - - 202 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Kent 79% 5% 10% - - 79 Canterbury On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 79% 5% 10% - - 79 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 94% 0% 4% - - 221 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 94% 0% 4% - - 221 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 94% 0% 10% - - 162 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 94% 0% 10% - - 162 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 91% 0% 5% - - 162 Coventry On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 100% 0% 0% - - 109 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 97% 5% 11% - - 110 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 93% 0% 0% £9250 - 175 Birmingham On campus Full-time
King's College London 70% 5% 3% £9250 - 155 London On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 84% 0% 11% £9250 - 131 London On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 100% 3% 10% £9250 - 161 Birmingham On campus Full-time
King's College London 70% 5% 0% £9250 - 146 London On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 73% 0% 0% - - 159 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 97% 5% 11% - - 110 Nottingham On campus Part-time
Queen's University of Belfast 73% 0% 0% - - 159 Belfast On campus Part-time
University of St Andrews 91% 0% 0% £2130 - 212 St Andrews On campus Part-time
Newcastle University 92% 15% 0% - - 148 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 92% 15% 0% - - 148 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 91% 0% 5% £9250 - 162 Coventry On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 85% 0% 0% - - 189 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 73% 0% 0% - - 195 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 95% 14% 15% - - 120 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 94% 10% 5% £9250 - 129 Leicester On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 93% - 5% - - 135 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 91% 0% 0% £9250 - 132 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 87% 1% 6% - - 146 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 86% 0% 0% - - 160 Leeds On campus Full-time
Kingston University 89% - 11% £9250 - 85 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 90% 1% 0% - - 175 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Bath 89% 0% 0% - - 155 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Oxford - 1% 2% - - 194 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 86% 0% 5% £9250 - 172 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Bath 97% 2% 5% - - 167 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 85% 0% 0% - - 189 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 89% 0% 0% £9250 - 118 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 87% 1% 6% - - 146 Liverpool On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 73% 0% 0% - - 195 Manchester On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 97% 5% 11% - - 110 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 94% 10% 5% £9250 - 129 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Kent 79% 5% 10% - - 79 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 91% 0% 0% £9250 - 132 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 86% 0% 0% - - 160 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 94% 0% 10% - - 162 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 79% 6% 0% £9250 - 157 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 86% 1% 0% £9250 - 148 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 68% 0% 5% £9250 - 107 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 70% - 0% £6000 - 88 Preston On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 100% 0% 10% - - 190 Loughborough On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 100% 0% 10% - - 190 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 100% 0% 10% - - 190 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 75% 5% 10% - - 148 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Kent 79% 5% 0% - - 85 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Chester 76% - 35% £9250 - 110 Chester On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 83% 0% 10% - - 91 Plymouth On campus Full-time
King's College London 70% 5% 3% £9250 - 155 London On campus Full-time
University of Chester 76% - 30% £9250 - 88 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 87% 0% 9% - - 145 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Kingston University 89% - 11% £9250 - 85 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
University of Bath 97% 2% 0% - - 157 Bath On campus Full-time
Swansea University 94% 14% 20% - - 107 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 88% 5% 5% £9250 - 123 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 94% 0% 30% - - 196 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 63% 5% 7% £9250 - 131 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 61% 5% 5% - - 112 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 70% - 0% £9250 - 121 Preston On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 70% - 0% £9000 £12600 121 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 84% 0% 11% £9250 - 131 London On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 61% 5% 5% - - 112 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 88% 0% 10% - - 155 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of East London 91% - 25% £9250 £13320 103 London On campus Full-time
University of Kent 79% 5% 4% - - 79 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 92% 5% 10% £9250 - 143 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 92% 5% 10% £9250 - 143 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 86% 0% 4% £9250 - 98 Leicester On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 63% 5% 7% £9250 - 131 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 64% 5% 10% £9250 - 108 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 68% 0% 0% £9250 - 95 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Salford 84% 1% 2% - - 174 Salford On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 61% 5% 5% - - 112 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 88% 0% 10% - - 155 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of East London 91% - 25% £9250 £13320 103 London On campus Full-time
Kingston University 89% - 11% £9250 - 85 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Swansea University 94% 14% 20% - - 107 Swansea On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 83% 5% 10% - - 112 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Kent 79% 5% 4% - - 79 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 83% 0% 10% - - 91 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Swansea University 94% 14% 20% - - 107 Swansea On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 77% - 15% £2310 £3894 95 London On campus Part-time
Loughborough University of Technology 96% 5% 10% £9250 - 142 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 68% 0% 0% £9250 - 95 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 77% - 15% £2310 £3894 95 London On campus Part-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
83 /100
14861 students of Chemistry in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24070 £24173 £28962
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £28106 £19533 - £30815 £23248 - £36121

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24984 £24663 £29785
25-75 percentile range £21468 - £28442 £20068 - £29831 £24340 - £36548

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Chemistry

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Chemistry who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Chemistry

  • Agrochemicals Industry
  • Metallurgical Industry
  • Petrochemicals Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Plastics and Polymers Industry
  • Toiletries Industry
  • Food and Drink Industry
  • Health and Medical Organisations
  • Scientific Research Organisations and Agencies
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Water Companies
  • Computer Software Development Companies

Specialisations within Chemistry

  • Organic
  • Analytical
  • Physical
  • Inorganic
  • Biochemistry

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Chemistry who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Chemistry (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Chemistry at University of Brighton

40% Natural and social science professionals
30% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Customer service occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Chemistry in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Chemistry

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Chemistry studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Chemistry (Honours) - MChem (Hons)
  • Master of Chemistry - MChem
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland) - PGDE
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc

The median salary of graduates of Chemistry was £24070 15 months after graduation, £24173 3 years after graduation and £28962 5 years after graduation.

Chemistry at Loughborough University of Technology received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 11 respondents.