Science degrees in general, and Chemistry degrees in particular, are very flexible at The University of Aberdeen. The different degree programmes offer greater and lesser degrees of specialisation, and allow each student to choose courses outside Chemistry to suit their own special interests.

The Department of Chemistry offers a range of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate degree programmes. Please use the links on the left to explore the different options available to you.

  • 93% of Aberdeen Chemistry graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation - the highest in Scotland1
  • 85% of our Chemistry Graduates have a professional or managerial job six months after graduation (1st in Scotland)2
  • £22,000 is the average starting salary of a Chemistry Graduate (among the highest in Scotland)2
  • 100% of our MChem students will be provided with a four month placement overseas in either industry or academia
  • All of our undergraduate Chemistry programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • £250,000 was recently invested in new teaching equipment
  • Our teaching is research-led. All 1st year students have to opportunity to visit research labs. MChem and Honours project students work with PhD and postdoc scientists on 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent' research.
  • Two Nobel Prize winners are associated with Chemistry at Aberdeen
  • The element protactinium was discovered at Aberdeen!

Chart showing employment statistics for chemistry graduates

1University of Aberdeen Careers Service data, 2UNISTATS