University College London
Chemistry BSc (Hons)
University College London

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Chemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chemistry at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £34000 £37500
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £35000 £27000 - £41500 £30500 - £54500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26087 £25084 £30411
25-75 percentile range £23037 - £30143 £20483 - £31674 £24333 - £37866

Course Description

This three-year programme offers a complete education in chemistry, covering all the important areas of the subject while also allowing you to take optional modules in other areas such as astronomy, biology, computing or physics.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for fully meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Chemistry BSc (Hons) at University College London

25% Sales occupations
15% Skilled trades occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Finance Professionals
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • UPSCE

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Chemistry, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Chemistry BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £35000 year 1
International £35000 year 1

Additional fee information

For information about tuition fees please visit our dedicated webpage for more details: The fees indicated above are for undergraduate entry in the 2023/24 academic year. Fees will be higher for those commencing study in the academic year 2024/25 or later. UCL reserves the right to increase its UK fees in line with the government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme).

Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, the fees indicated above will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University College London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University College London in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #13 
    • #17 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #19 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #41 
    • #50 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #76 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]

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About University College London

University College London, otherwise known as UCL, is a government funded research university based in metropolitan London, England. It’s a university that puts emphasis on investigative research and the teaching of critical thinking skills for its alumni. The university has its main campus in the Bloomsbury area of the populous London Borough of Camden, in Central London, where students can enjoy its large parks and open spaces in their free time.

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