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Course overview

This course will provide you with a broad base of fundamental chemistry, and the practical skills to begin a rewarding career in science. The course is taught at our Thornton Science Park, where we have industrial partners and a wider commercial community. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to become involved directly in collaborations throughout your studies.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete.


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  • Thornton Science Park
3 Years

Why Study Chemistry with us?

The Chemistry programme at the University of Chester builds on the industrial heritage of Thornton Science Park where chemical research and industry has contributed to many fields from aviation in the nineteen forties through to modern motor racing at the beginning of the new millennium.

You will study at our industrial campus at Thornton, a unique venue where the Faculty of Science and Engineering is surrounded by innovative technology companies across a wide scientific and technological field. You will have opportunities to experience working on projects and learning the skills needed in technology sectors driven by industries in the local area.

Our academic staff in the Faculty of Science and Engineering are from a range of backgrounds with experienced international researchers, industrialists and educationalists to make sure your time with us at Chester allows you to make the most of you potential.

Thornton Science Park

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.

Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.

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Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.


Natural Sciences

Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Saturday 27th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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