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Chemistry courses

Chemistry at Hull sits within the School of Natural Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Study an exciting and diverse range of subjects including analytical, forensic, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Chemistry at Hull is 11th in the UK for overall satisfaction and joint 7th for Graduate Prospects**.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research

  • Chemistry research degrees

    By choosing a Chemistry research degree as a postgraduate at Hull you will be joining a vibrant and forward-thinking research community. You can study at a variety of levels, right up to PhD.


"It just felt right to be here. I felt that this is where I should be."

Eden Rose
BSc Chemistry


The University is the birthplace of one of the most important innovations in modern times – liquid crystal displays. Today, our students are still inspired by pioneering thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and research-led teaching. In fact, you might be taught by members of the team who turned LCD into a reality.


Chemistry at Hull is ranked 11th Overall in the UK† and joint 7th for Graduate Prospects**


You'll be trained and inspired by leaders in the field across all of our subject areas - from experts in the synthesis of therapeutic compounds and cancer therapy to specialists in lab-on-a-chip miniaturised chemistry.


The University continues to invest in chemistry, with the latest mass spectrometry facilities and new resources including laser technology for elemental analysis and microfluidic fabrication capability.


A chemistry degree really unlocks your career options. Industrial chemist, environmental scientist, researcher and teacher are just some of the roles which are open to you. Our graduates also progress into industries such as pharmaceuticals, computing and biotechnology.

Thanks to our connections and a long-running placement programme, you'll benefit from work experience with major companies such as Agilent, GSK, RB and Smith & Nephew.

° UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022

96.7% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating°


Our research

In the latest national assessment of research, 79% of our outputs were classed as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. We have some of the best-developed research links and industrial collaborations of any chemistry group in the UK. These include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

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The Guardian University Rankings 2023.

** The Complete University Guide 2023.