BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

Semester 1 core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation of Chemistry 1

Semester 1 optional modules (choose one)

  • Foundation Maths 1
  • Foundation of Maths A

Semester 2 core modules

  • Chemistry in Action
  • Foundation of Chemistry 2

Semester 2 optional modules (choose one)

  • Foundation of Maths 2
  • Foundation of Maths B


Integrated Masters with an Industrial Placement

MChem students who are spending a year in industry will also complete the following modules whilst working.

  • Topics in Core Chemistry
  • Topics in Applied Chemistry
  • Industrial Experience Project Report
  • Industrial Experience Professional Skills

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £15,300

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,650

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Chemistry students at Hull work closely with our world-class researchers and enjoy access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, making for a truly outstanding learning experience. Chemistry here is taught by some of the leaders in the field, including members of the pioneering liquid crystal display (LCD) research team, now spearheading the next generation of display technology – Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). The programme covers an exciting and diverse array of subjects, including analytical, forensic, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You gain a broad, balanced knowledge of the wide array of subjects that make up modern chemistry, and the opportunity to extend that knowledge into specialised and cutting edge areas of the discipline.

Our students graduate with a balance of academic and professional skills, as well as personal qualities, that make them highly sought-after by employers. You develop investigative and problem-solving skills that prepare you to confidently work in the chemical industry or go on to further academic study. The foundation English year has been designed for international students to prepare for university-level study in a British environment. The foundation year is ideal for students whose qualifications don’t allow direct access to a degree course, while the MChem programme gives a deeper understanding of modern chemistry. The option of spending a year in industry imparts skills, experience and knowledge to give you a valuable head start in your career. Both Honours and Masters programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, allowing you to become a member of the society and achieve, after appropriate career experience, Chartered Chemist status (CChem).


BSc (Hons)

4 years



4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

We are ranked among the top 10 universities nationally for the job prospects of our chemistry graduates. This, alongside the national shortage of suitably qualified chemists in industry, puts our graduates in a strong position. Some use their chemistry and their communication skills to become teachers in universities, schools and colleges. Others use their knowledge and skills to follow research careers in universities, industry, government laboratories and research institutes.

Those with entrepreneurial ambitions work in companies that aim to lead the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology markets. Many find employment in laboratories carrying out testing, development, production and analysis.

The scientific and personal skills you gain also open up a wide range of careers where chemistry is not directly involved, including computing, administration, accountancy, insurance, banking and journalism. Others choose to continue their studies as postgraduates.