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.
Why study with us
From top-quality facilities, teaching, courses, and career prospects, there are plenty of reasons to study chemistry at Cardiff.
Our wide selection of modules gives you the flexibility to shape your studies to suit your interests.
We offer year-long industry and study abroad opportunities on all of our courses.
Leading chemistry school
We are one of the top twenty places to study chemistry in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).
Our buildings and facilities
Our SchoolLocated in Main Building
The School of Chemistry is located inside the University's iconic, Grade 2 listed Main Building. It's home to a number of undergraduate teaching laboratories, the Science library and computer suites, and several modern lecture theatres.
Science LibraryLocated in Main Building
The library contains collections on biosciences, chemistry, Earth and environmental sciences, as well as IT facilities and information services to support you with your studies.
Cardiff Catalysis InstituteLocated in Main Building
Here we carry out ground-breaking research to improve the understanding of catalysis, develop new catalytic processes with industry, and promote the use of catalysis as a sustainable 21st century technology.
National Museum of Wales
We are just a short walk away from the National Museum of Wales, providing easy access to their impressive exhibition galleries and collections.
Lecture theatresLocated in Main Building
Some of your first-year lectures will take place in our large lecture theatres. You'll also find smaller lecture theatres in our Main Building, and classrooms located over in Glamorgan Building where your tutorials will take place.
LaboratoryLocated in Main Building
This is a typical laboratory where chemistry students enhance their practical skill set, including performing analytical measurements (e.g. ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy) and developing synthetic techniques (e.g. distillation, filtration, chromatography).
Our School and students
Explore our facilities and learn more about the support services, study options, and opportunities that set us apart. Watch our student videos on studying abroad, working in industry, and life as a chemistry student to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
Our graduates are very successful at obtaining a broad range of fulfilling careers. There are so many options available to chemistry graduates, and if you decide to change your career path, the skills that you learn in your degree will still be useful in a wide range of unrelated areas.
98% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
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Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022.
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