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Chemistry with Industrial Placement MChem (UCAS F110)

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Undergraduate

Find out more about our Industrial Placement MChem degree at Warwick

Chemistry is central to solving humanity's most pressing problems - climate change, renewable energy, sustainable materials, and eliminating hunger and disease. Our chemistry degrees help develop the practical, analytical, numerical, and logical reasoning skills you need to help solve these global challenges – and also offer an exciting route into a wide range of future career paths.

In this degree, you will undertake a one-year-long Industrial Placement (in the UK or overseas), performing research at a project partner site, away from the university. This will give you invaluable experience of research in the real-world – offering valuable networking opportunities, supporting your ongoing scientific development, and giving you a new insight into how chemists impact on society.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of ChemistryLink opens in a new window, subject to passing required modules.


General entry requirements

A levels

A level typical offer

AAA to include Chemistry and one of the following: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology, Statistics or Computer Science.

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is ABB including BB in Chemistry and either Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology, Statistics or Computer Science. See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

IB typical offer

36 to include 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in a second science subject at Higher Level (either Biology, Physics, Mathematics ‘Analysis and Approaches’, Mathematics ‘Applications and Interpretation’, or Computer Science).

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 32 including grade 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in a second science subject at Higher Level (either Biology, Physics, Mathematics 'Analysis and Approaches', Mathematics 'Applications and Interpretation', or Computer Science). See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

BTEC

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs and/or CTECs alongside A level Chemistry. These would ideally be in science related subjects.

Scotland Advanced Highers

AA in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry and either Mathematics, Physics or Biology and AAB in three further Highers subjects.

Welsh Baccalaureate

AAB at A level including Chemistry and either Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Biology, Geology, Statistics or Computer Science plus grade C in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

We will consider applicants returning to study who are presenting a QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis.

Typically, we require 45 Credits at Level 3, including Distinction in 33 Level 3 credits and Merit in 12 Level 3 Credits. This should also include 12 Distinctions from Chemistry units and 12 Distinctions from Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Computer Science units or an A level in Chemistry.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


International qualifications


English Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirementsLink opens in a new window. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at WarwickLink opens in a new window.

This course requires: Band A

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Frequently asked questions

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in a Widening Participation programme or who meet the contextual data criteria.

Differential offers will usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Course overview

Through Chemistry we can tackle the energy crisis, discover new medicines or develop new materials for 21st century needs, from polymers for drug delivery to more efficient batteries.

Our flexible undergraduate Chemistry degree is delivered by one of the UK's top Chemistry departments, which is ranked highly for both teaching and research. It provides a comprehensive programme of study to prepare you for a lab-based scientific career – but also helps build the practical, numeracy, logical and analytical skills that are valued by top graduate recruiters.

Years One and Two will set you up with a solid foundation in state-of-the-art chemistry. Here, you will build the experimental skills and theoretical knowledge across the core branches of modern chemistry, and learn how chemical scientists understand and shape the material world around us.

If you are thinking about going into research or industry, this course will give you the opportunity to explore both options and find out what is right for you. This degree merges extensive study at Warwick with a one-year-long Industrial Placement, giving you an opportunity to apply your understanding in a real-world setting.

Supported by our Student Opportunity (Careers) team, you will be fully involved in and responsible for finding a placement. This ensures you are selecting a field that interests you, suits your strengths, and enhances your career prospects. Your industrial supervisor will run your placement, which they will design to be of maximum benefit to both you and the company. They will also ensure it encompasses a wide variety of experiences.

Important information

We are planning to make some changes to our Chemistry with Industrial Placement (MChem) degree for 2025 entry. Changes to core and optional modules go through the University's rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on this webpage. It is therefore very important that you check this webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer. Sign up to receive updates.


Study abroad

The course contains a required period of work experience in your third year which may include study in a research context or industrial setting overseas.

Find out more about study abroad.

Core modules

We offer a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to transfer between Chemistry degree course at any time in the first two years as you develop your interests and future plans. (Please note that all course transfers are subject to academic performance and, for overseas students, are also subject to UK visa regulations.)

In Years One and Two, you will study a range of key topics across inorganic, organic and physical chemistry to provide a solid foundation across the main areas of chemistry. You will also be supported in developing essential skills, including practical laboratory skills, coding and digital skills, intercultural communication to enhance your global employability, and research skills to spark your intellectual curiosity for the subject.

As part of this degree, you will spend a year on a placement with an industrial partner (acceptance onto the placement is subject to academic performance). In addition, you will take some optional modules, reflecting your research interests, by distance learning whilst on placement.

RSC accreditation is subject to the appropriate choice of options in Years Two to Four.


Important information

We are planning to make some changes to our Chemistry with Industrial Placement (MChem) degree for 2025 entry. Changes to core and optional modules go through the University's rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on this webpage. It is therefore very important that you check this webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer. Sign up to receive updates.

Year One

Atoms and Molecules

This module is a self-contained and integrated introduction to models of chemical bonding. Beginning with the origins and history of chemistry, moving forwards through time to discuss contemporary chemical bonding models based on atomic and molecular orbital theory, this module will give students the fundamental tools to discuss structure and bonding across a wide variety of molecules.

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Chemical Change

The rate (kinetics) and energetics (thermodynamics) of chemical reactions are of central importance in all aspects of chemistry. By considering the energetics of a system it tells us if a process can happen, whilst the kinetics tell us how quickly. Many industrial processes rely on a thorough understanding of chemical change. This module will introduce the student to the fundamentals of chemical change at a level suitable for a Year 1 student.

Read more about the Chemical Change module, including methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study)

Molecules and Materials Across the Periodic Table

This module applies fundamental concepts on structure and bonding to molecules and more complex structures in the form of real-world materials. Spanning solid-state materials, transition-metal complexes, macromolecules and soft materials, this module gives students the necessary tools to understand the structure and properties of molecules as a function of atomic properties, bonding and geometry.

Read more about the Molecules and Materials Across the Periodic Table module, including methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study)

Carbon and the Chemistry of Life

This module describes the fundamentals of the chemistry of carbon and how it applies to chemical biology as part of the chemistry of life. The module expands student knowledge of chemical bonding, structure, reactivity, mechanism, and the names of simple functional groups. New concepts within the module apply an understanding of organic chemistry to the synthesis and chemistry of a variety of functional groups, how this can be monitored by key analytical techniques, and how this applies in a biological context as part of the chemistry of life.

Read more about the Carbon and the Chemistry of Life module, including methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study)

Beyond Science: Collaborative Student-Led Challenges (CSLC) [Optional Module]

This module equips students with essential skills and guidance to select and collaboratively tackle real-world research challenges. Developed in partnership with current students, A-level students, and secondary school teachers, and informed by data from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students will delve into research principles and tools while fostering a growth mindset with mentors from across the University. Throughout the course, they will actively engage in creating, completing, presenting, and reflecting upon their group project, enhancing their teamwork, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

Read more about the Beyond Science module, including methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study)

Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills I

You can study the theory of chemistry, but the laboratory is where science comes alive. You will put your chemistry knowledge to work with experiments that build your expertise in using scientific instrumentation, data collection, and data analysis. You will use new techniques and lab skills to synthesise chemical compounds, investigate key concepts and experimentally verify some of the chemical theories introduced in lectures. You will also have opportunities to combine established techniques, equipping you with the understanding and practical competence needed to develop your own research methods and problem-solving techniques.

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Year Two

Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills II

In this module, you will experience more hands-on laboratory investigations as the skills you have developed allow you to conduct more complicated multistep syntheses, learn advanced lab and instrumentation techniques, and take more control and ownership of your work. By the end of this module, you will be able to plan new experiments, set up and monitor instrumentation to record your results, and characterise and assess reactions using spectroscopy alongside other sophisticated techniques. You will also learn to process and present your results in statistical, graphical and written form.

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Selective Organic Synthesis

Having already developed a foundation understanding of organic chemistry you will now broaden your knowledge of the range of synthetic routes available to design new molecules. You will examine a variety of methods for forming different bond types and functional groups and consider the factors influencing the choice of reagents and reaction conditions. You will use your knowledge to form your own strategies to design organic synthesis routes to target molecules.

Read more about the Selective Organic Synthesis moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Mechanistic and Biological Chemistry

In this module you will look at the features of organic molecules that affect the reactions that they can undergo. You will develop the ability to use structures and information about rates to predict reactions and identify the mechanisms of organic reactions. You will use your knowledge of the structures and reactivity of small molecules and apply these to the chemistry of carbohydrates, proteins and enzymes. During the module you will also develop understanding of the drug discovery process and its challenges.

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Transition Metal Chemistry

You will develop a formal understanding of bonding in transition metal complexes, as a platform for understanding the reactivity and spectroscopy of such complexes, and acquire a systematic knowledge of organometallic chemistry through exploring some of the conceptual links between organic and inorganic chemistry.

Read more about the Transition Metal Chemistry moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Materials and Polymers

Materials and Polymers are used across an enormous range of functional and structural chemical applications. They turn molecules into useful devices and items, or are extended arrays of connected atoms that have unique properties as solids. This module will give you an understanding of how polymers and materials can be made and how they can be characterised. This will let you appreciate how materials can be designed for use in energy, healthcare, electronics, personal care and other applications.

Read more about the Materials and Polymers moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Electrons in Molecules and Solids

You will develop in-depth knowledge of symmetry and group theory and its role in molecular structure and bonding, and interpretation of electronic and vibrational spectra. You will study how photo-excited molecules undergo relaxation through radiative and non-radiative decay processes, and how these processes can be harnessed in useful applications. You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of solid state chemistry that relates to crystal structure, chemical bonding in solids and the electronic properties of solids, and how these used to derive various condensed matter properties, including electrical conduction and opto-electronic characteristics.

Read more about the Electrons in Molecules and Solids moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Statistical Mechanics and Electrochemistry

In this module you will study concepts from across electrochemistry and statistical mechanics. Here, you will learn about fundamental electrochemical processes, such as nerve signalling and the function of nanowires and nanoparticles; through statistical mechanics, you will also develop a better understanding of how properties at the atomic scale connect to the macroscopic world around us.

Read more about the Statistical Mechanics and Electrochemistry moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Year Three

Industrial Placement Project

This module will support your academic progress when you undertake a 12-month placement in industry or research. You will gain valuable experience of chemistry in an industrial setting, carrying out independent work and developing your transferable skills. You will improve your academic skills by writing a report on a topic related to the work you carry out in industry.

Read more about the Industrial Placement Project moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Advanced Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic and Physical)

Here, you will study the core modules in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, supported by our virtual learning environment. Representative topics in Organic Chemistry include pericyclic reactions, cyclisation processes, reactive intermediates, and stereogenic centres. In Inorganic Chemistry, you will study organometallic chemistry, catalysis and kinetics, and in Physical Chemistry you will study interfacial chemistry and molecular modelling.

Read more about the Advanced Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic and Physical) moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Year Four

Research Project and Methodology

You will carry out an extended research project under the supervision of an academic in an area reflecting your interests. You will become competent in original research practice, including evaluating literature, designing practical or computational experiments, analysing and assessing your results and drawing conclusions to set against the current field. You will learn to present your findings in discussion and debate, and to complete report-writing to a high standard.

Read more about the Research Project and Methodology moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).


Optional modules

Optional modules can vary from year to year. Examples of Year Four optional modules may include:

  • Synthetic Chemistry I (Organic)
  • Synthetic Chemistry II (Metallo-organic)
  • Synthetic Chemistry III (Macromolecular Chemistry)
  • Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemical Biology
  • Advanced Computational Chemistry
  • Advanced Biophysical Chemistry

Assessment

You will be assessed via a combination of examinations and coursework such as laboratory reports, presentations, posters and essays to monitor your progress and provide you with regular feedback.

Throughout our degrees, we use a mixture of different assessment types, including written examinations, oral examinations, group and individual project work, poster events, and more.

Your industrial project will contribute towards your final grades, and will be appraised by a combination of assessments which may include a dissertation, presentation and viva.

The final degree classification is determined by:

  • Year One (5%)
  • Year Two (20%)
  • Year Three (30%)
  • Year Four (45%)

Note: the weighting of different years might be subject to change (under discussion).

Teaching

You will be taught using a combination of:

  • Weekly lectures
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials

Lectures give an introduction and expand your knowledge on a topic to help prepare you for discussion, workshops, and a deeper analysis of each area of study.

Workshops typically run in groups of 20-40 students and allow you to work with your peers to problem-solve with on-hand assistance from academic and teaching staff. Practical classes in our modern teaching labs are an integral part of any Chemistry student's life-giving you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

You will have a personal tutor who you can speak to about any questions you may have, and in Years One and Two, regular tutorial small group work where you will build your community of peer support. There are also regular revision sessions and opportunities to speak to module directors and seminar tutors.

During your placement you will study optional modules by distance-learning. The distance learning is well supported, and you will have access to our virtual learning environment and lecture capture as well as regular contact with the Chemistry department.


Class sizes

  • Year One and Two tutorial and lab groups: generally between 5 to 7 students
  • Workshops: generally between 20 to 40 students
  • Lectures: sizes vary


Typical contact hours

There are between 12 to 20 hours of classroom contact available per week, of which 5 to 10 hours will be supervised practical work (mainly laboratory and computing). Your study is also supplemented with:

  • Group work
  • One-to-one advice
  • Question and answer sessions
  • The use of web-based materials.

For each hour of lecture materials, you should expect to put in a further one to two hours of private study, as well as preparation for the diverse set of assessments you will receive.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2024, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

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Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2024, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £24,800 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £31,620 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Maths, Statistics, Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2025 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2025 fee rates before you apply.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

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Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad.

For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on this web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our Module CatalogueLink opens in a new window (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).

Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2024/25 year of study). Information about module specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

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If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

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You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities.

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We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

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As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

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Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

Check if you're eligible for student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

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If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you usually must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement SchemeLink opens in a new window to get student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

If you are an EU student and eligible for student finance you may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you may receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won't have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2023 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if both of the following apply:

  • You have lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course

And

If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visaLink opens in a new window to study here.

Please note: Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (for students starting their course after 1 August 2023 the repayment threshold is £25,000). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

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Placements and work experience

Students in Chemistry are also supported through our Department of Student Opportunity to gain experience during vacation periods in other industry sectors including teaching, finance, data science, law, consultancy, marketing and IT/technology.

Undergraduate research

We also have an Undergraduate Research Support SchemeLink opens in a new window which allows undergraduate students to work on an academic research project in Chemistry or another department during the summer vacation.

Industrial Placement

The Industrial PlacementLink opens in a new window supports students in developing a range of interactive skills, as well as gaining professional experience in an industrial environment. The actual day-to-day running of the placement will be defined by the industrial supervisor, but will be designed to be of maximum benefit to both you and the company, ensuring that your professional development will encompass as wide a variety of experience as possible in the context of the placement.

Where our Chemistry degree can take you

Our graduates are active in fields as diverse as:

  • Chemical Science
  • Sustainable materials
  • Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Development
  • Laboratory Technical Services and Leadership
  • Public Health
  • Business and Financial Analysis
  • Investment Management
  • Management Consultancy
  • Academic Research and Teaching
  • Medicine and paramedic
  • Secondary School Teaching

Our graduates have gone on to work for employers such as:

  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • GSK
  • HMRC
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • NHS Trust
  • Ovo Energy
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Unilever
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Helping you find the right career

We have dedicated careers consultants who can support you with your career choices and skills to prepare you for recruitment processes. We offer one-to-one appointments and workshops to help you find a career path, find internship or work placements and hone your applications and interview technique. You can also attend tailored careers and networking events to connect with recruiters in your field.

Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

Chemistry at Warwick

We are one of the UK’s top chemistry departments, highly ranked for both teaching and research. Our academic staff perform cutting-edge research in globally-important topics, ranging from sustainable polymers to new solar-cell materials to discovery of new natural products for antimicrobials.

These same leading researchers, in combination with a dedicated teaching-focussed team of academics, deliver our courses through a range of innovative teaching approaches to give students a more engaging and effective learning experience.

As a Warwick Chemistry undergraduate student, you will join a diverse and thriving community that supports each other to achieve their potential. Our students have a strong voice in how our department evolves and grows - and our undergraduate-run Chemistry Society offers a supportive, ready-made community of students who help each other succeed.

The practical laboratory, numeracy, logical, analytic, and presentation skills that our students learn at Warwick Chemistry place our graduates in a great position to move into a wide range of fields, including sustainable chemical industries, pharmaceuticals, energy materials, marketing and finance, cybersecurity, teaching, publishing, journalism, or further study.

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Our courses

We offer non-accredited and Royal Society of Chemistry accredited course routes, depending on your career aspirations.


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  • Different study spaces offering you flexible individual and group study spaces.

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The University is close to major road, rail and air links. London is just an hour by direct train from Coventry, with Birmingham a 20-minute trip. Birmingham International Airport is nearby (a 20-minute drive).

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Our Chaplaincy is home to Chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide regular services for all Christian denominations and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal kitchen and ablution facilities.

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Warwick Experience

Take a virtual, student-led campus tour. Then join an interactive panel session, where you can hear from and chat to our current students and staff.

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Student blogs

Explore our student blogs in Unibuddy. You can read about campus life from students themselves, and register to post questions directly to students.

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Explore campus with our virtual tour

Our 360 tour lets you:

  • Watch student videos
  • View 360 photography and drone footage
  • Learn about facilities and landmarks

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Come to an Open Day

Don’t just take it from us, come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about. Whether it's a virtual visit or in-person, our University Open Days give you the chance to meet staff and students, visit academic departments, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick.

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