A strong academic understanding of chemistry is key to a strong understanding of the world, and even the great cosmos beyond.
Chemistry is at the root of vital scientific discoveries and Swansea University is a driving force. Our department is currently working to deliver clean water and sanitation, as well as affordable clean energy in the developing world.
This activity impacts our teaching. You will benefit from a carefully designed and modern chemistry degree which has been developed in collaboration with industrial partners.
Studying chemistry at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting-edge facilities across a range of specialist fields. Our degrees provide the full breadth of skills and knowledge needed when it comes to securing employment.
Why Chemistry at Swansea?
Chemistry at Swansea University attracts students from across the world.
The Department of Chemistry is based at the heart of a multi-million-pound University investment. It includes sector-leading teaching laboratories and analytical facilities built in partnership with industry.
You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to address a wide range of challenges facing society and industry, from energy and healthcare to environmental sciences.
Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Professor Simon Bott, recipient of eight awards for instructional teaching at the University of Houston.
Your Chemistry Experience
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in the industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and discussion groups, supported by practical classes.
Our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities include a new Chemistry Hub consisting of numerous teaching laboratories and research spaces.
Your core modules will be aligned with our current pioneering research in the fields of natural products, materials engineering and medicine.
The Chemistry curriculum at Swansea is informed by the needs of modern industry and constantly updated, ensuring you will always be taught relevant material which is applicable in the wider world.
A ‘flipped’ method of teaching allows you to watch videos of lectures before classroom meetings for more developed interaction, while pre-lab simulation allows you to practice laboratory skills in your own time.
Chemistry Employment Opportunities
Doing a chemistry degree doesn’t mean that you’ll be chained to a lab for the rest of your life. Chemists have a huge range of career options and the Chemistry degrees at Swansea University are designed so that you have the skills that today’s employers are looking for.
There are many sectors that you can go into after you graduate. A popular choice is medicine. Chemistry graduates research, develop and test new drugs and treatments.
If you are passionate about the environment and see your future career in this area, our staff are involved in projects to develop clean water and sanitation and to develop sustainable forms of energy.
You’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills such as analysis, lab techniques, report writing and demonstrating and explaining.
Swansea University helps you to prepare for your future career by helping you to find work placements and relevant part-time jobs, offering year in industry options, as well as introducing you to employers such as Tata Steel, Fujitsu, Perkin Elmer and National Nuclear Laboratories. The Swansea Employability Academy also helps you with CV and interview preparation.
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
Our chemistry graduates are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. You might find your career lies in any of the following fields. New Medicine Discovery