Our Chemistry department provides you with a stimulating and supportive learning environment and the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable skills.

Why choose Chemistry at Loughborough?

We have an outstanding scientific reputation for teaching and research 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 around 400 students, combined with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, this is a very exciting and innovative department to join.

We have a great choice of chemistry courses

...several of which are accredited

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

You'll have the opportunity to go on a placement year or study abroad for a 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.

Plus, if you do decide to study one of our chemistry courses you can also take part in the Erasmus European Exchange Programme and spend a year at one of our collaborating European universities in Spain, Italy, Germany, or Poland.

There are lots of exciting career opportunities in chemistry

Our chemistry courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world. Master of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses prepare students for research work in industry or a PhD research course. Our Chemistry BSc courses equip you for employment in chemistry, scientific and related sectors.

You'll have access to some great facilities

Opened in 2017, STEMLab acts as a hub for Science and Engineering students, providing a truly student-focused laboratory learning environment.

For Chemistry students, STEMLab provides two brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories designed primarily to allow students to explore and appreciate the principles of physical and inorganic chemistry. Within the space there are 7 fume cupboards and laboratory benches to facilitate a range of different experiments. STEMLab also provides a new Microscopy Suite including facilities for chemical analysis.
Specialist instruments and equipment includes: 400 MHz, 500 MHz and solid-state NMR spectrometers, single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers, a high resolution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer, sector field organic MS, GC-MS and linear ion trap LC-mass spectrometers, ion mobility spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs.

In addition to STEMLab, Chemistry teaching laboratories in the Sir David Davies Building are currently being refurbished and will bring expansive teaching space for students in 2018.

Look inside STEMLab

Let one of our current students take you on a personal tour around our new £17m investment - STEMLab.