Throughout this degree, we blend practical laboratory-based study with theoretical classes to provide you with a balanced understanding of inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry. There is sufficient flexibility in each year of study to enable development of knowledge, experience and skills appropriate to a range of science-based careers or particular areas of interest. Typical areas of study include physiochemical processes, materials chemistry, forensic chemistry, biological and medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, catalysis, computational chemical modelling and spectroscopy, and synthetic chemistry. This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Foundation Year provides a route onto the degree for those who do not meet the entry requirements for first year degree but have the ability to study a degree.