BSc (Hons) Chemistry
Chemistry is a science that requires hands-on, practical professionals. Our course places problem solving, communication, and project management at the core of what we do, equipping you with the skills to stand out in the workplace. Our internationally respected research informs our teaching right from the start, so you’ll combine theory with laboratory time and real-world experience to become a professional chemist. Graduate ready to step into your career, inside or outside of the laboratory.
Work and learn in our ISO 9001 certified laboratories, our unique offer to undergraduates to train in a regulated professional laboratory environment. Nationally our chemistry degree was ranked 1st for academic support, 2nd for assessment and feedback and 4th for overall teaching quality (NSS, 2019).
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2020 NSS results for BSc (Hons) Chemistry
96% of students were satisfied with the quality of the course overall; 96% of students agreed staff made the subject interesting; 96% of students felt that the course had provided an opportunity to apply what they had learnt and 94% of students were satisfied with the teaching on the course.
Scholarships for outstanding applicants
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ scholarship scheme recognises and rewards students joining our degree courses who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
Scholarships of £1,000 will be awarded to the two applicants in chemistry who achieve the highest grades in their A level or equivalent exams. The scholarship will be awarded during their first year of study at the University of Plymouth.
Guardian University Guide 2021 league tables
Chemistry ranked 14th out of 53 in the Guardian University Guide 2021 league tables. Chemistry came top in ‘satisfied with feedback’, joint 2nd in both ‘satisfied with teaching’ and the ‘value-added score’, and 6th on ‘satisfied with the course’.