Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major.
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 Years/ 4 years with placement, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Chemistry was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

Chemistry was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

Course Overview

Keele’s award-winning teaching and research span the wide diversity of chemistry, helping you to develop subject knowledge and transferable skills in a supportive learning environment.

You’ll develop a solid foundation of theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years. You can tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research. You’ll have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and techniques, and enjoy access to dedicated IT facilities. You’ll learn to use chemistry in problem solving, and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively to your audiences. You could even spend a semester or year abroad. If you study our single honours or major route programme, your degree will be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF) Undergraduate Masters Course Information Document (PDF) Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

The many opportunities offered by this course will equip you to confidently and skilfully pursue your chosen career. You might work in industry, research or education; you could choose to become a chemical engineer, research scientist, toxicologist, patent lawyer, analytical chemist or technical writer. Many students go on to higher study after a first degree in chemistry, allowing them to specialise in an area of interest such as analytical, forensic, synthetic or materials chemistry and eventually work in a wide range of other specialist roles.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Chemistry with Foundation Year: F103 View Unistats for this course

All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).

can be combined with:

OpenPlus Scheme: Some applicants may be interested in applying to the OpenPlus scheme, which Keele University is running in partnership with the Open University (OU). The scheme involves two years part-time study, with the OU, followed by two years full-time study at Keele to complete the degree programme. At the moment, this route is restricted to the combination of Chemistry with Forensic Science. Visit OpenPlus (Open University website) and OpenPlus with the OU for more details.

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Study abroad

On the Chemistry programmes you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 


BSc Chemistry Major Route is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Please note the following:

Regulations: Your programme has professional accreditation and there are specific regulations regarding attendance at laboratory classes, which you have to abide by, as detailed below.

Study abroad: Because studying abroad has potential implications for Royal Society of Chemistry accreditation of the BSc Chemistry major route degree students wishing to Study Abroad must discuss this in advance with the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Chemistry and Forensic Science ‘Study Abroad tutor’ to identify and agree whether any guided study will be required to ensure their eligibility for Royal Society of Chemistry Accreditation.