Our degree courses in chemistry provide you with a stimulating and supportive learning environment, hands-on practical laboratory experience, and the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills within a highly rated department known for its wide-reaching research.

Top 15 in the UK for Chemistry The Guardian University Guide 2023
Top 10 in the UK for Chemistry The Guardian University Guide 2024
£17m You'll have access to our £17m STEMLab facility
All eligible courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chemistry at Loughborough

Chemistry at Loughborough University enjoys an outstanding scientific reputation for teaching and research with internationally renowned staff and excellent resources.

Our strong commercial links are reflected in courses carefully tailored to suit your career aspirations and research passions and provide you with the sound chemical education and transferable skills highly sought-after by industry. State-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, together with the expertise and pastoral care of our academic staff, combine to provide a high quality student experience.

Links with industry

Our chemistry courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the real world. As such, our graduates have gone on to pursue exciting careers within such diverse organisations as GlaxoSmithKline, BUPA, Pirelli, Nova Nordish, Lubrizol and Fujitsu.

Our BSc courses in chemistry equip you for employment in chemistry, scientific and related technical sectors. Our Masters of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses are excellent preparation for research work in industry or PhD research.


We believe hands-on laboratory experimentation is vitally important to the development of your chemical education. Opened in 2017, STEMLab acts as a hub for science students, providing a student-focused learning environment in which to grow your laboratory practical skills.

Your Loughborough Chemistry experience will be enhanced by STEMLab's state-of-the-art chemistry facilities with separate laboratories for synthetic chemistry, physical and analytical measurements, and bioscience experiments. Extensive fume cupboard provision and the latest equipment allow a wide range experiments to be undertaken safely.

In addition to STEMLab, recently refurbished laboratories in the Sir David Davies Building offer an ideal research environment for advanced project work, further enhancing our ability to train the chemists of the future.


Our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The BSc and MChem 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).