Whether you want to learn more about yourself and the world around you, gain an insight into a fascinating subject or are looking to develop your career – studying a chemistry course with The Open University is a smart choice. Find out more about our chemistry qualifications below.
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.
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
Looking for something other than a qualification?
The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.
All Chemistry courses
Browse all the Chemistry courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.
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