BSc Chemistry

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BSc Chemistry

University College Cork
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  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


The BSc in Chemistry will educate you in core areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as the more specialised areas of environmental, materials and pharmaceutical chemistry.

This broad-based course provides an excellent foundation for employment or for further study. On completion of the degree in chemistry, you will be able to:

  • identify, formulate, analyse and solve chemistry problems
  • outline fundamental aspects of chemistry
  • design and carry out an experiment to test a hypothesis or theory in chemistry
  • prepare written laboratory reports that provide a description of the experiment, explain the
  • experiment and the reasoning clearly, and provide an appropriate conclusion
  • communicate effectively with the chemistry communities

Many graduates work in industry, including microelectronics and pharmaceuticals, or in government laboratories. Others undertake further study in various specialised areas of chemistry.

Admission Requirements

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Courses Units

You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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BSc Chemistry provides a broad-based course in core areas of chemistry which provide an excellent foundation for employment or for specialised, further study.

All BSc Chemistry students take a short course in scientific communication skills and chemical information literacy.

In your final year you will undertake an original research project working as part of an existing research team within the School or in an associated research centre.

Career Opportunities

You can join one of the following careers:

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