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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

MChem courses: AAB including chemistry (2019 entry)

BSc course: ABB including chemistry (2019 entry)

How to apply

Open days

Book your place at a University of Sheffield open day to meet our staff and students, learn more about our courses, and explore our laboratories, classrooms and lecture theatres.

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 learning and laboratory resource pack. This includes the key text books you will need, and a lab coat and safety glasses so you are ready to do practical work straight away.

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 more substantial project in your fourth year.

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World-class facilities

Chemistry is a practical subject, so our specialist teaching labs are set up to help you learn everything you need to know. Students can access our dedicated undergraduate NMR spectroscopy machine and our advanced lab for group projects.

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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
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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, 96% of our graduates are 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 Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a city that's one of the best in the UK for student life. Our students have voted us top in the Russell Group for student experience.

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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 accommodation has been voted top five in the UK for four years running. The residences are walking distance from campus and city, and your bills, free internet and contents insurance are included in the package.

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