Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry

Chemistry constantly reacts to the world around it. It's the central science, with extensive overlap with biology, physics, medicine, engineering, and much more. That's why we're able to offer such a wide range of courses.

By studying chemistry in Sheffield, you will be able to learn how to respond to the latest developments across science and technology to improve healthcare, provide clean sources of energy and inspire industrial innovation.

Entry requirements

AAB  including chemistry and another science

How to apply

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Inspirational teaching

Our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. That means the topics we cover in lectures and the training we provide in the lab are designed to give you the skills you need for a career in chemistry. You'll be equipped from the start with a lab coat, safety glasses and more as part of your first year resource packs.

We have a dedicated teaching team, and several of our staff have won awards for the innovative approaches they take to learning. Our tutorial system also gives you lots of opportunities to get the support you need.

You'll get to do a group research project in your third year and, if you do a MChem degree, an even bigger project in your fourth year.

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World-class facilities

Chemistry is a practical subject, so our three specialist teaching labs are set up to help you learn everything you need to know. We also have an advanced lab for group research projects, plus lecture and group teaching spaces, all under one roof.

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Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Get even more lab experience with a paid summer research placement:
Funding your degree

Hannah Fowler

Some of my work contributed towards a research paper and I was credited as a contributing author – something I never imagined could happen to an undergraduate!

HANNAH FOWLER, MChem Chemistry

Juliette Craggs

I have really enjoyed my placement at GlaxoSmithKline especially developing my practical chemistry skills while meeting lots of great people.

Juliette Craggs,
MChem Chemistry with Study in Industry

Careers in chemistry

According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 94% of our graduates end up in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree. Many work at major companies like Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and BP. Others work at world-class universities. Our staff will provide you with lots of guidance to help you work out what's next.

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Sheffield – an extraordinary place

Choose the University of Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a place to live that's the best in Britain for student life. Our students have voted us top for social life for three years running.

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The UK's number one students' union

Our students' union is consistently recognised as the best in the country. The entertainment and the social life are first rate. But the awards also reflect how effective our students' union is at representing students.

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Award-winning accommodation

Our University accommodation has been voted the best in the UK. The majority of our accommodation is in one of the UK's most affluent districts. The student residences are walking distance from campus and we have places in the city centre.

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