Kingston University London - Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Do you want to be involved in making positive changes to the world? This could be the course for you. Chemistry affects every aspect of our lives, from clothing to medicines that help millions of people. It plays an integral part in solving global challenges such as food security, plastic pollution, developing alternative energies, and synthesising new medicines and materials.

Chemistry at Kingston offers knowledge and skills relevant to industry, research and teaching. You'll gain practical skills in our laboratories, broaden your knowledge of environmental chemistry, and develop the academic and professional skills valued by employers.

Through optional modules, you can tailor this degree to your interests and career goals. An individual project enables you to investigate a chosen area in depth.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

  • You'll have the opportunity to have a one-year work placement. This will give you valuable experience and help prepare you for a career in chemistry.

  • Kingston's state-of-the-art laboratories include networked computers for each workspace, which are newly refurbished through a £6 million investment.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    Degree 112-128 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year from Level 3 qualifications.

  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

  • Merit in T-Level Science: including a minimum of a B in the Core component and a merit in the Occupational Specialism which must be either in laboratory sciences or metrology sciences.

Career Prospects

Graduates work in areas such as research, chemistry, product development and engineering, and teaching.

Career opportunities after completing Chemistry BSc (Hons)

  • Analytical chemist
  • Teacher
  • Quality assurance scientist
  • Regulatory analysis
  • Clinical skills technician
  • Development technologist
  • Senior chemist
  • Quality control analyst
  • Project assistant
  • Medical representative

Course Details

Year 1 introduces the fundamental aspects of the subject. Three foundation modules consolidate your existing knowledge and provide a base on which you can develop advanced concepts. You will learn and develop the laboratory and practical techniques needed for the later years of the course. You will also broaden your knowledge through a module that discusses environmental chemistry. A further module of academic and professional skills enables you to enhance transferable skills valued by employers. And 

Year 2 takes a more in-depth look at inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You will continue to carry out experimental work, developing the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to become a competent professional. Additional modules, covering experimental and analytical chemistry, will expand your skills for interpreting the results of modern spectroscopic investigations. An optional sandwich year provides an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of how chemistry is applied in an industrial situation. The industrial placement tutor will help prepare you to find a placement.

Year 1

Foundation Organic and Physical Chemistry
Foundation Inorganic and Environmental Chemistry
Introduction to Spectroscopy and Experimental Techniques
Academic Skills for Molecular Sciences

Year 2

Inorganic Chemistry
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Analytical and Experimental Chemistry

Year 3/4

Core Modules:
Organic and Natural Product Chemistry
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Optional Modules:
Advanced Analytical Science
Polymer and Industrial Chemistry

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