Study Chemistry at Hull

Study an exciting and diverse range of subjects including analytical, forensic, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Chemistry at Hull is ranked Top 15 in the UK for Student Satisfaction.1

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Help to change the world

Chemists make substances that change the world, and you could join them. From modern medicine to climate change, solar cells to forensic science, and computer chips to low-fat chocolate, they all hinge on chemistry.

The University of Hull is the birthplace of one of the most important chemistry innovations in modern times – liquid crystals (LCDs), which made laptops, smartphones and flat-screen TVs possible.

And today, our students are still inspired by that same pioneering thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and research-led teaching.

We’re also at the heart of the second-largest chemical cluster in the UK, so we have a wealth of placement and job opportunities on our doorstep, and all our full-time courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


4th Overall

Chemistry at Hull is ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian University Rankings 2024.2

Top 15 in the UK

Our courses are ranked Top 15 in the UK for Student Satisfaction.1


RSC accredited

Our degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Career prospects

Our courses are rated 96% for employability, with multiple career pathways open to you.3


Gold standard

We're a gold level accredited training partner for NEBOSH, which offers globally-recognised qualifications.

Hands on and career ready

A chemistry degree really unlocks your career options and at Hull you’ll be studying in a region that’s at the heart of one of the top chemical clusters in the UK.

We’ve got major companies such as BP, Total, Reckitt, Phillips 66, Croda, and Smith & Nephew right on our doorstep, creating opportunities for placements and mentoring with professional scientists in your field of interest.

These are just some of the reasons why 96% of our students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating.3

Chemistry student in a lab
Lab on a chip
Student in chemistry lab

First stop: Your degree in Chemistry

Next stop:

Industrial Chemist

Environmental Scientist

Laboratory technician

Pharmaceutical chemist



First-class facilities and unbeatable opportunities

At Hull, we’ve got the tools to back up your talent. We’ve continued to invest in Chemistry so you’ll be learning in some of the latest facilities and using new resources – including mass spectrometry, laser technology and a microfluidic fabrication capability.

And our industry connections give you the opportunity to take your practical skills out of the lab and into the workplace, so that when you graduate you’ll be ready to take your next steps.

World-leading research and expert teachers

Chemistry at Hull is highly regarded by experts and professionals across the globe.

It's thanks to the quality of our research links with multiple leading companies and also the expertise of our staff, who have won awards for their teaching.

It means you'll be trained and inspired by leaders in the field across all of our subject areas – from experts in cancer therapy to specialists in lab-on-a-chip miniaturised chemistry.

Celebrating our world-changing discovery

In the 1970s, University of Hull Professor George W Gray patented the technology that made flat screens viable in one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of the modern era.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his achievement, we’re offering up to 20 scholarships for international students to study chemistry at Hull.

The George W Gray Scholarship is worth £9,000 a year for every year of your degree and will be awarded as a tuition fee discount.

Your next steps

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1. (15th) The Complete University Guide 2024

2. The Guardian University Rankings 2024

3. (Chemistry) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.