School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate Chemistry

Undergraduate Chemistry

Chemistry at Newcastle University is an exciting place to start your science career.

Our Chemistry undergraduates working on experiments within our excellent lab facilities.

We reflect modern chemistry in all our taught undergraduate courses. We offer specialised medicinal chemistry degrees and courses with a year in industry.

Teaching excellence

We keep our degrees updated with the research discoveries of our expert staff. This ensures you graduate with the most up-to-date subject knowledge.

Our academics' specialisms give you access to diverse fields of study, including:

  • discovery of new antibiotics
  • development of solar technology
  • creation of nanoscale electronics
  • protection of structures from the elements

They've made ground-breaking discoveries in the treatment of conditions like cancer. Several, including Dr Celine Cano and Professor Mike Waring, have earned prestigious awards.

Quality and ranking

Our degrees are professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Accredited MChem degrees fulfil the academic requirements for:

  • admission to AMRSC (Associate of the Royal Society of Chemistry) 
  • Chartered Chemist (CChem)

Our chemistry study experience has a 91% satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2017.

What our students say


Kahina

After I graduate I want to work in a lab making new medicines. The industrial year that is offered at Newcastle will be a great help. They also offer lots of help with getting placements over summer.

Ryan

To be able to attend a Russell Group University situated in one of the liveliest cities in the UK is something that I’d recommend to anyone.


Choose a Chemistry degree


Chemistry

Chemistry BSc

You develop professional laboratory skills required to work in the sector through practical experience in our high-spec teaching labs, some of the best in the UK.

Chemistry MChem

In your fourth year, you take advanced modules, such as catalyst application and design, organic synthesis for drug targets, and further organic and inorganic chemistry.

Medicinal Chemistry

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry BSc

Your specialist medicinal chemistry topics include cancer chemotherapy, enzymology and toxicology.

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem

In your fourth year, you take advanced modules, such as advanced methods in drug discovery, organic synthesis for drug targets, and further organic and inorganic chemistry.

Industry Training Year or Study Abroad

All our degrees are offered with an industry training or study abroad year.