Chemistry, BSc Hons

Chemistry is the essential science. It impacts everyday life from brewing the perfect cup of tea to sending shuttles into space. Our chemistry degree explores all branches of the discipline, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. You’ll also develop transferable skills that appeal to employers from other sectors, such as business and public service.

Course details

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this degree in chemistry gives you the knowledge and practical skills for successful careers in science.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists. First-year students get free membership, and graduates will be able to apply for associate membership. You’ll also benefit from our connections with industry. Our lecturers have held prestigious roles at GSK and Pfizer, and we regularly welcome industry-based guest speakers.

Our chemistry graduates go on to a range of exciting careers, both inside and outside the lab. Their roles include Laboratory Managers, Technologists, Formulation Scientists, Technicians, Analysts, Project Managers and Scientific Officers, working for well-known organisations including E.On, Dyson, GSK, and the NHS. We are ranked first in London for student satisfaction (NSS 2020), making us the ideal option for your future as a professional scientist.


Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate.

And must include one of the following:

A level: 32 Points from chemistry (or related science subject).

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

A level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level chemistry (or related science subject).


Chemistry is a central science, and a qualification in this subject will offer a wide variety of career opportunities in research and development, teaching, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (production development, analytical science, quality assurance and information science), forensic science, environmental pollution, and health and safety.


This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills – Chemistry (30 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Further Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Further Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Further Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Intermediate Chemistry (30 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Green Chemistry (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
  • Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Project – Chemistry (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 2 (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) (15 credits)
  • Applied Physical Chemistry (15 credits)