Applied Chemistry BSc (Hons)


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About this course

If you have a real interest in chemistry and its application in the modern world, and would like to pursue the subject to the highest level, then our Applied Chemistry degree provides you with a platform to a range of professional careers as well as a route into continued study towards a PhD.*

This enhanced Applied Chemistry course is designed for those thinking of a career in scientific research within an academic or industrial establishment.

Applied Chemistry BSc (hons) will focus on the general core of chemistry together with a range of applied chemistry options including nanotechnology, green technologies, drug chemistry, and computer-aided molecular design.

Thanks to the hands-on nature of this Applied Chemistry course you will gain practical experience that will not only develop your knowledge, but also equip you with a range of professional, transferrable and research skills enabling you to be ready for work or full-time PhD research on graduation.

Applied Chemistry is delivered via a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and IT sessions, complemented by practical and laboratory classes.

An optional salaried placement year means that you can enhance these transferrable skills even further within industry.

Our research-active staff are on hand to offer guidance, operating an open-door policy to ensure you receive the support you need.

The final year of the Applied Chemistry course is research-focused and includes a laboratory based research project.

The opportunity to transfer onto level seven (final year) of the Applied Chemistry MChem programme is available.

Upon graduation you will be confident in your chosen career path.

Past students have worked in a range of roles within the chemical and pharmaceutical industries although many choose to continue academic study to PhD level.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Course info


Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Applied Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2015

Applied Chemistry BSc (Hons)