Chemistry often involves making measurements and the philosophy of our chemistry courses is that you ‘learn by doing’. Alongside lectures on theory, you are trained in the use of our extensive suite of instruments by experts in the field. You get hands-on experience of the instruments here throughout your BSc (Hons) and MChem (Hons) degrees in practical classes and as part of your final year research project. The analytical equipment available at Plymouth is state of the art and we are a world-renowned centre for the analyses of chemicals in the environment. Three of our laboratories are certified to the ISO 9001 standard and you will work in these during your chemistry degree. At the time of writing, it is thought that this is a unique opportunity for undergraduates within UK universities and the experience gained working to this standard further enhances our students career and employment prospects.