Chemistry (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and provides partial exemption from the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist status.

Course details

Our Chemistry (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will provide you with a broad knowledge of chemistry as well as laboratory techniques, IT skills and practical job experience so you can graduate fully prepared to work in the world of science. This degree has a built-in foundation year that covers the key concepts of chemistry to fully prepare you for the following three years of your course.
  • 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

This course includes a foundarion year, which will cover the key concepts of biochemistry, biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as basic laboratory techniques. You’ll learn about cellular organisms, biomolecules and how to perform calculations on simple chemical systems. Later in the course you’ll cover the important aspects of forensic, pharmaceutical, medical and analytical science. You’ll benefit from our £30 million Science Centre. This state-of-the-art facility will allow you to work with the kind of equipment you’ll find in science laboratories.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma) English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2).

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.

  • Biochemistry (core, 30 credits)
  • Biology (core, 30 credits)
  • Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
  • Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
  • 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)