Chemistry (with Foundation Year)

Course Introduction

This new extended course is perfect if you want to study for a degree in Chemistry but you don’t have the standard qualifications.

First we prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree. Chemistry is one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge. You’ll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - brilliant scientists who are involved in groundbreaking research and new discoveries.

Increasingly, chemists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine. Studying chemistry offers many employment pathways. As a UEL student you could choose to extend your degree by a year and get some hands-on experience in industry. This industrial research year would give you the practical skills that employers seek, giving you a competitive edge upon graduation. Upon completion of the BSc Chemistry you could choose to study for a PGCE in Secondary Chemistry with us. You’ll be taught by leading experts in chemistry and academia, have the chance to gain industry experience and cover several key aspects of chemistry that will open doors to numerous employment opportunities.

We have applied for accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry and aim to have the accreditation validated by the end of your degree.

Course Modules

Year 1:


Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Fundamentals of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry

Year 2:

Organic Mechanisms and Synthesis

Main Group and d-Block Elements

Thermodynamics, kinetics and Quantum Theory

Investigative Methodology and Research Skills )

Year 3:

Natural Product Chemistry and Drug Synthesis

Bioinorganic and Medicinal Chemistry

Molecular Symmetry and Structure

Research Project

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees