Loughborough University, in partnership with the Open University, offers a flexible route to a degree in chemistry for those without the traditional entry requirements.

If you want a science degree - but perhaps your qualifications, finances or family commitments are holding you back - OpenPlus could be for you! This unique partnership between The Open University (OU) and other leading science universities around the UK opens up a more affordable and flexible route to an honours degree in chemistry.

Endorsed by the Royal Society of Chemistry, OpenPlus provides you with a high-quality teaching and learning experience from start to finish.

Year 1 - 2

You will gain a thorough grounding of chemistry in two years of part-time study through the Open University, while living at home. Course material will be delivered by post and electronically, and you will have support from a tutor and other Open University staff. You will also attend a one-week residential school.

Year 3 - 4

On successful completion you will be able to transfer into the second year of the Chemistry programme at Loughborough, and will expect to graduate with a Loughborough BSc degree after a further two years of full-time study. Other BSc and MChem programmes may be available dependent on prior experience.

How to apply

Contact the Chemistry Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Dr George Weaver for application forms and further information.

Dr George Weaver's profile page For further information see the Open Plus website