Why study Chemistry with The Open University?
We can help you achieve your learning goals and – as world leaders in inclusive, innovative and impactful STEM teaching and research – are proud to have helped more than 2 million people worldwide. You’ll study with one of the largest providers of educational opportunities and learning solutions in this sector.
Study chemistry with us, and you’ll:
- Develop investigative and laboratory skills through practical investigations delivered via our award-winning OpenScience Laboratory.
- Have the opportunity to undertake hands-on laboratory work at short residential schools.*
- Explore and develop your knowledge of a wide range of chemistry subjects and gain a practical understanding of the scientific method.
OpenPlus – combine OU and campus-based study
If you’re considering study at a campus-based university, but perhaps your qualifications, finances or family commitments are holding you back, then OpenPlus could be the ideal blend of home based flexibility and on-campus university life. For more information about this unique partnership scheme, visit the OpenPlus website.
Careers in Chemistry
As chemistry graduate, you’ll be well prepared for both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The logical, reasoned approach needed for scientific study is relevant to a wide range of financial, business and public sector employment, so graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are in demand.
Our range of courses in chemistry can help you start or progress your career as a:
- Forensic scientist
- Chemical engineer
- Research scientist
*As a part of our response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we don’t expect to be able to offer face-to-face tuition on modules beginning before 31 August 2021. For any face-to-face events we’re unable to offer, online alternatives will be provided instead.