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Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Programmes

The Department of Chemistry offers eight undergraduate degrees:

Our four parent undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  

Entry requirements for all courses are the same. Transfer between BSc and MSci programmes is possible up to, and including, the third year and transfer between Chemistry and Chemistry with Biomedicine programmes is possible up to, and including, the first term of the second year.  

Please note: if you apply to a degree that includes a Year's Professional Placement this will add a year to your studies (for example: a BSc becomes four years and an MSci becomes five years). If you are an overseas student please ensure that you apply for the correct course, as this will affect your visa requirements. 

Teaching on the courses is research-led and course material is delivered by a team of scientists who are experts in relevant areas of chemistry and the biomedical sciences. We also have dedicated chemistry teaching fellows, to ensure students get the most from their degree. Our chemistry laboratories have been newly equipped with the latest in spectroscopy and synthetic technology. These will provide the base for innovative integrated laboratory modules, which fuse together the knowledge gained from the discipline-specific lecture courses.

Study Abroad

Students on MSci programmes may also elect to spend one or two semesters abroad in their third year. Credits gained abroad will be transferred to King's and will appear on the student's certificate. Applications for Study Abroad are made in the January of the student's second year and the student will need to have achieved more than 60% in first year and preferably more than 65% in second year at the time of applying.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programmes will have the flexibility to develop a career in a broad range of fields, including:

  • Drug discovery
  • Biomedical research 
  • Clinical chemistry

Because the range of transferable skills that this course provides - including analytical and critical thinking, numeracy, computing and communication skills - are very highly valued by employers, graduates will also find employment in many non-chemical related sectors, such as:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Intellectual property law

The courses are also an excellent basis for graduate entry to medicine, dentistry and other health professions. 

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