Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Chemistry

1st in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in Chemistry (National Student Survey 2016 - based on mean scores for overall satisfaction in all areas)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Facilities

STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

STEMLab will include a suite of laboratories for practical work in Bioengineering, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment.

Coming soon! Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.