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5 reasons to study Chemistry at Warwick

The Department of Chemistry at Warwick is a thriving community of students, academics, researchers, and support staff.

By joining our department, you will quickly share in our enthusiasm for chemistry and its applications, from medicine to renewable energy.


At Warwick, we prepare students to be the critical thinkers and change agents of tomorrow.

Our unique learning community is built on three pillars of student experience: we are deeply rooted in student-led research; we offer education with a global outlook; and we push the boundaries of a single discipline.

'Warwick Chemistry provides challenging and versatile courses, which are taught by enthusiastic and approachable academics. The department's excellent teaching reputation is university recognised, and their recent investment in departmental facilities ensures a memorable learning experience.'

Baljeet Panesar, 4th Year MChem

Read our student blogs to discover what our students have to say

Whether you're planning a career in chemistry or in related areas, you'll get plenty of hands-on experience at Warwick.

  • Study in industry-standard facilities, which are modern and bright with the latest equipment
  • Carry out experiments in small groups, giving you hands-on experience with specialist equipment
  • Study with our helpful and knowledgeable teaching staff, always on hand to guide you through practical techniques
  • Learn standard techniques and apply your knowledge to investigation and problem solving
  • Enjoy unique practical experiments designed by our researchers

We will provide all the equipment that you will need throughout your studies free of charge.

Take advantage of our strong links with industry by going on a placement or taking part in cutting-edge research projects.

As an undergraduate student, placements are a great way for you to enhance your degree. Warwick students have the option of industrial placements throughout the UK or academic placements across Europe, Singapore or Australia. We offer a variety of placement lengths, ranging from 3 months to 12 months, depending on your chosen course.

Discover what our students have to say about the benefits of industrial and academic placements.

Our industry partners offer a range of opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Recent placement companies include:

  • Unilever
  • Pfizer
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • British Sugar
  • Novartis

Our Chemistry academics carry out their own research alongside their teaching roles. They will make sure that your course is kept up-to-date with the latest research developments within science. You can also take up opportunities to work on research projects too.

As a Warwick Chemistry graduate, you will have many career options. Chemistry is an extremely versatile degree that will allow you to develop a range of practical and theoretical skills which are highly valued in the world of both work an academia.

We have a professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant who can offer you impartial advice and guidance. We also run employability workshops and events throughout the year.

Find out more about careers and employability support from Chemistry