501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Chemistry and Environmental Science

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Chemistry and Environmental Science. The Chemistry course at Keele consistently attracts excellent student feedback and provides an innovative curriculum and high quality teaching. The variety of coursework items embedded within the course allow for the development of chemistry and transferable skills, giving our graduates excellent prospects. Studying Chemistry at Keele, you’ll develop a solid foundation of chemical theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years. You can tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research. You’ll have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and techniques, enjoy access to dedicated IT facilities and an excellent modern teaching laboratory. You’ll learn to use chemistry in problem solving, and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively to your audiences through a range of media. With the Environmental Science course at Keele you will develop the scientific understanding and practical skills needed to help tackle many of the world's major environmental (and societal) problems such as climate change, food security, water resources, pollution and conservation. Our Environmental Science course draws on expertise within the disciplines of life sciences, chemical sciences and geosciences as well as the expertise of our environmental staff and their experience of working in environmental regulation and environmental consultancy. The course emphasises the role and importance of scientific understanding and practical skills in the analysis and management of environmental problems, ensuring a course which is targeted at employment in the environmental sector. Alongside studying topical global environmental issues and solutions, you will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of practical, laboratory and field-based skills working with a range of environmental samples, as well as developing expertise in Geographic Information Systems and statistical analysis. The many opportunities offered by the Chemistry course will equip you to confidently and skillfully pursue your chosen career. You might work in the chemical industry, research or education; you could choose to become a research scientist, toxicologist, or analytical chemist; or you could choose an allied career such as patent law or scientific writing. Alternatively, the problem-solving nature of chemistry gives graduates the edge in industries where these skills are sought in a variety of employment areas from IT to marketing and accountancy. All organisations, from private business to local government, increasingly need to engage with environmental issues; hence this is one of the fastest growing areas of employment. You will be in an excellent position to pursue a career in many areas including environmental consultancy and regulation, water resource management, geospatial analysis, conservation, or to become a scientific writer, research scientist or teacher. This course also provides excellent training for further postgraduate study and research. If you take our work placement year you’ll graduate with a significant level of environmental work experience.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-26
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250