Undergraduate study2017

Chemistry

95% overall satisfaction for chemistry in the National Student Survey 2014

Why choose Chemistry at Loughborough?

We have an outstanding scientific reputation with internationally renowned staff.

Our strong commercial links are reflected in the range of courses carefully tailored to provide you with the sound chemical education necessary to meet the needs of industry and to reflect individual interests and career ambitions.

With over 25 academic staff, more than 50 researchers and over 400 students, combined with excellent and well equipped teaching and research facilities, this is a very exciting and innovative department to join.

We are also creating STEMLab, a state-of-the-art learning facility for our students covering most of our science and engineering disciplines on campus.

MChem (Hons) and BSc (Hons)

Our courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world outside the University. Master of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses (4 year or 5 year sandwich) prepare students for research work in industry or a PhD research course. Our 3 year (or 4 year sandwich) BSc equips you for employment in chemistry, scientific and other sectors.

Industrial placement year

The year in industry, applying knowledge to real problems, learning through practical experience and gaining an insight into the role of the chemist, is exceptionally valuable and is a considerable advantage in the search for subsequent employment.

Successful completion of the training qualifies you for the additional award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) on graduation.

Study abroad

You can take part in the Erasmus European Exchange Programme, enabling you to spend a year at one of our collaborating European Universities such as Spain, Italy, Germany, or Poland. Successful completion of the training qualifies you for the additional award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) on graduation.

Professional recognition and becoming a Chartered Chemist

Graduates from the MChem courses will be eligible for admission to Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC), and in addition will hold a degree accredited for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem).

This enables MChem graduates to register with the RSC for a two year Professional Development Programme leading to the award of CChem after just three years postgraduate experience. Graduates from our BSc Honours courses are eligible for admission to AMRSC.

Career prospects

Our courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world outside the University. Master of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses (4 year or 5 year sandwich) prepare students for research work in industry or a PhD research course. Our 3 year (or 4 year sandwich) BSc equips you for employment in chemistry, scientific and other sectors.

Our students

Anand O

“The Chemistry building has state of the art facilities with four large laboratories and the latest analytical equipment, enabling me to maximise my practical skills.”

Marilyn W

“Loughborough is an exciting place to study and there is a strong community feel here with loads of opportunities to obtain skills for future endeavours.”

Reece J

“Teaching quality is fantastic and we get a relatively large number of contact hours whether that’s in lectures, laboratories, tutorials or workshops.”

Andy K

“What I enjoy most is the atmosphere around me. Whether it is in the department, around campus, or in clubs and societies, everyone is laid back, happy and friendly.”

James C

“I particularly enjoyed the radiochemistry module and associated labs, which are different to those offered at most universities as you get experience handling radioactive material.”

Shivali M

“The Students’ Union is the highlight of the University and hosts the best nights out, as well as loads of events!”

Anand O

“The Chemistry building has state of the art facilities with four large laboratories and the latest analytical equipment, enabling me to maximise my practical skills.”

Marilyn W

“Loughborough is an exciting place to study and there is a strong community feel here with loads of opportunities to obtain skills for future endeavours.”

Reece J

“Teaching quality is fantastic and we get a relatively large number of contact hours whether that’s in lectures, laboratories, tutorials or workshops.”

Andy K

“What I enjoy most is the atmosphere around me. Whether it is in the department, around campus, or in clubs and societies, everyone is laid back, happy and friendly.”

James C

“I particularly enjoyed the radiochemistry module and associated labs, which are different to those offered at most universities as you get experience handling radioactive material.”

Shivali M

“The Students’ Union is the highlight of the University and hosts the best nights out, as well as loads of events!”