Our courses

Our industry-relevant courses in chemistry equip you with subject-specific and transferable skills for employment in chemistry, scientific and related technical sectors.

Why choose Loughborough?

Chemistry is a fascinating subject that is also hugely relevant to the times in which we live. As a chemist you could take a lead role in drug discovery or in pioneering environmental solutions. At Loughborough you will experience chemistry through our state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, and benefit from our strong commercial links that are reflected in courses carefully tailored to support your career aspirations and research passions! Here are a few reasons to choose Loughborough University...

Outstanding facilities

You'll be taught in STEMLab - our recently opened £17M laboratory building featuring world-class chemistry and biosciences labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment and learning facilities. Your studies will be further enhanced by our £6m investment in refurbished laboratory space.


We're a highly-rated UK chemistry department - ranked Top 10 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in Chemistry in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, and ranked 12th in The Guardian University Guide 2020.  As a Loughborough University chemistry student you'll enjoy plenty of hands-on practical laboratory experience and we pride ourselves on the support we provide for our students.

Professional recognition

Our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The BSc (Hons) and MChem (Hons) degrees satisfy the academic requirements for admission to AMRSC of the Royal Society of Chemistry. MChem graduates will hold a chemistry degree that is also accredited for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem). RSC accreditation not only provides an assurance of quality to you as a student, but also demonstrates the high quality of the course to employers and the wider chemistry community.

Career prospects

You can boost your graduate prospects, gain invaluable experience, and broaden your horizons with a placement year in industry or study abroad. Our students have been able to secure placements with big employers like GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, 3M Healthcare and Reckitt-Benckiser.

Graduate destinations

Loughborough's Department of Chemistry has excellent industry connections and a strong track record in graduate employability. Our emphasis on hands-on laboratory experience is combined with opportunities to develop a wide range of transferable skills, equipping you with the skill set you need to stand out in the competitive market for graduate jobs. Some of the companies that employ our graduates include Unilever, Fujitsu UK, Lubrizol, Bupa, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nova Nordish, 3M, the Home Office, Shell Global Solutions, and the National Nuclear Laboratory.