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Undergraduate courses

Explore our flexible range of MChem and BSc Chemistry courses and choose which one is right for you.

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How you'll study

Our award-winning staff use a variety of teaching methods to help you gain relevant skills during your degree. Learn through lectures, practical sessions, placements, a final-year research project, and more.


Where will you take us next?

We work together to make life better for everyone, and our students are actively involved in our world-class research.

Watch our video to learn more about the research in our Department.

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Life in the Department

You’ll be allocated a student mentor and academic tutor when you join our Department. You can also get involved in ChemSoc, a student-run society that organises events such as socials and career fairs.

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Aisha's story

It was the industry connections that helped me choose the University. Reading sits near a hotbed of big industry names and the close link between them and the University is very good news for students!
Aisha Nuhu, MChem Chemistry with a Year in Industry/Research graduate
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Our facilities

Gain hands-on experience by using industry standard equipment in our Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF).

This will give you a better understanding and appreciation of the instruments and give you the edge over other chemistry graduates.

Industry connections

We have excellent relationships with companies such as AstraZeneca, BP, Cytec, DuPont, GSK, Henkel, Johnson Matthey, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Syngenta and Unilever.

Our students have undertaken their placements at many of these companies and gone on to work for them after graduating. We also work with industry advisors who help shape our course content.

Our teaching

"For students to achieve the deep learning and understanding they need, the material should be taught in an engaging way. I make sure my tutorials and lectures are dynamic, and encourage participation from students.”

Dr Philippa Cranwell, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and Lecturer
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