London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

More than an introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, this degree provides intensive basic training that is designed to give you the core laboratory, IT and performance skills to succeed in your chosen career.

You'll be taught in our £30 million Science Centre, which has more than 280 cutting-edge work stations, and gain hands-on practical experience alongside analytical techniques such as UV and infrared spectroscopy. Our lecturers are often industry experts or active researchers and there are opportunities for on-the-job experience through our work placement scheme.

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and provides partial exemption from the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist status.

**More about this course**

With access to 280 workstations and specialist labs, you’ll get the chance to explore electrochemical analysis, gas and liquid chromatography, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry and many other modern techniques used in the industry today.

Your first year will cover the fundamentals of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry to prepare you for the study of forensic, pharmaceutical, medical and analytical science. As the course progresses, you’ll have the chance to explore the practical and technical aspects of chemistry at a more in-depth level as well as having the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you such as forensic chemistry or bioanalytical science.

In your final year, you’ll undertake a year-long research project on a topic of your choosing within the chemistry sector. You’ll also have the option to undertake an on-the-job placement as part of your degree, giving you valuable hands-on experience and exposure to the industry.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Cell and Molecular Biology (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry and Biochemistry (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)

Concepts in Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Laboratory Science (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Bioanalytical Science (core, 30 credits)

Inorganic Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Organic Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Physical Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Materials (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Physical Chemistry (core, 15 credits)

Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Research Project (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Bioanalytical Science (option, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Forensic Chemistry (option, 15 credits)

Work Placement (for Molecular and Pharmaceutical Science) (option, 15 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees