Chemistry - BSc (Hons)

More than an introduction to the fundamentals, this chemistry degree provides intensive basic training that is designed to give you the core laboratory, IT and performance skills to succeed in your chosen career.

Course details

You’ll be taught in our £30 million Science Centre, which has more than 280 cutting-edge work stations, and gain hands-on practical experience alongside analytical techniques such as UV and infrared spectroscopy.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The first year of your undergraduate course will cover the fundamentals of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry to prepare you for the study of forensic, pharmaceutical, medical and analytical science. As the course progresses, you’ll have the chance to explore the practical and technical aspects of chemistry at a more in-depth level as well as having the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you such as forensic chemistry or bioanalytical science.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 112 points from A levels including a C in Chemistry, or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Foundations of Physics (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamental Chemical Concepts (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits)
  • General Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Laboratory Skills (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Key Principles in Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Laboratory Techniques with Data Handling (core, 15 credits)
  • Coordination and solution chemistry of d and f block complexes (core, 15 credits)
  • Kinetics and Surface Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Organic Ring Systems (core, 15 credits)
  • Organic Unsaturated Molecules (core, 15 credits)
  • Quantitative Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Solid State and Organometallic Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Spectroscopic Methods (core, 15 credits)
  • Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Inorganic Techniques (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Research Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Science (option, 15 credits)
  • Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy (option, 15 credits)
  • Sandwich Placement (option, 30 credits)
  • Work Placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits)