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Chemistry

Our accredited degree programmes combine theory with hands-on lab experience and the opportunity to work in industry or study abroad as part of your degree.

Live chat drop-in sessions

Ask our staff and students questions in a live chat and find out what the School of Chemistry has to offer.

Why study with us

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Flexible courses

Our wide selection of modules gives you the flexibility to shape your studies.

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Placement opportunities

We offer year-long industry and study abroad opportunities on all of our courses.

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Leading chemistry school

We are one of the top twenty places to study chemistry in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).

I'm glad I chose to study chemistry because every day I learn something new that blows my mind. The structure of the course at Cardiff has allowed me to balance studies with extracurricular activities such as sports and societies which I believe is integral to everyone's university experience.
Harry Smallman, Chemistry (MChem) student

Our talks

Our School and degree programmes

Dr Paul Newman, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, talks you through learning and teaching at the School, the wide selection of modules we offer and our student support facilities.

The chemistry behind fireworks

Learn the chemistry behind fireworks including how they work and how they get their colours in this taster lecture with PhD student, Takudzwa Bere, and Dr Ben Ward, Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry.

Final year projects explained

Dr Jamie Platts explains the final year student project, where you will have the opportunity to work alongside one of our academic staff on a piece of your own research.

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Take a 360 tour

Have a look around our facilities and beyond campus with our 360 tour.

Our students talk about the benefits of having a student mentor.

Student Mentor Scheme

Our students talk about the benefits of having a student mentor.

Dr Emma Richards shares all you need to know about the preliminary year.

Preliminary year

Dr Emma Richards shares all you need to know about the preliminary year.

Dr James Redman explains how our year in industry placements work.

Industry placements

Dr James Redman explains how our year in industry placements work.

Harriet shares her year in industry experience at AstraZeneca.

Year in Industry

Harriet shares her year in industry experience at AstraZeneca.

Bayan shares his study abroad experience at Monash University.

Year Abroad

Bayan shares his study abroad experience at Monash University.

Don shares some useful advice for first-year students.

Tips for new students

Don shares some useful advice for first-year students.

The university buildings are grand and inspire learning. I love the location of the School of Chemistry, situated in the Main Building of the university and complemented with a superb Science Library.
Samuel D'Angelo, Chemistry (MChem) student

Explore Cardiff University

A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps

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View courses

Explore our undergraduate courses and admission criteria for 2020/21.

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.