Chemistry with Management
  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Chemistry with Management

Deepen your understanding of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and develop your management potential.

  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Chemistry with Management and a Year in Industry

Deepen your understanding of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and develop your management potential.

Develop a thorough understanding of core chemistry and unleash your management potential

Gain practical, analytical and theoretical skills through extensive laboratory work

Broaden your entrepreneurial expertise during your final year and gain insights into real world issues on an optional year in industry

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    4 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    F1NF

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

    • White City

  • Applications: places

    6 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • AAA (A-level)

  • 38 points (International Baccalaureate)

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  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    5 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    FN11

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

    • White City

  • Applications: places

    6 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • AAA (A-level)

  • 38 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements

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Course overview

Develop a thorough understanding of core chemistry and unleash your management potential on this four-year course.

During your first two years, you'll enhance your understanding of fundamental topics related to inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, synthetic and computational chemistry.

You'll complement this work by building extensive laboratory experience. You'll learn to synthesise chemicals and study chemical systems through experimental measurements and computational models.

Teaching is delivered through a mixture of formal teaching, case studies, and individual and group work. This includes the chance to develop your research skills at the state-of-the-art  Molecular Sciences Research Hub at our White City campus.

Your third year provides opportunities to tailor your degree towards your own interest across a series of advanced topics.

You'll explore emergent ‘industry 4.0’ approaches and technologies such as rapid prototyping, biohacking and machine learning, and apply your skills to an independent research project.

Your final year will be spent with the Imperial College Business School.

Various business-related modules will deepen your knowledge of the management of business organisations, in turn preparing you for future leadership roles.

Subject to college approval.

Develop a thorough understanding of core chemistry and unleash your management potential on this four-year course.

During your first two years, you'll enhance your understanding of fundamental topics related to inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, synthetic and computational chemistry.

You'll complement this work by building extensive laboratory experience. You'll learn to synthesise chemicals and study chemical systems through experimental measurements and computational models.

Teaching is delivered through a mixture of formal teaching, case studies, and individual and group work. This includes the chance to develop your research skills at the state-of-the-art  Molecular Sciences Research Hub at our White City campus.

Your third year provides opportunities to tailor your degree towards your own interest across a series of advanced topics.

You'll explore emergent ‘industry 4.0’ approaches and technologies such as rapid prototyping, biohacking and machine learning, and apply your skills to an independent research project.

The fourth year will see you gain hands-on experience on an extended placement. This will see you place chemistry in an industrial context. Previous placement partners have included GlaxoSmithKline Pfizer and Schlumberger.

Your final year will be spent with the Imperial College Business School.

Various business-related modules will deepen your knowledge of the management of business organisations, in turn preparing you for future leadership roles.

Subject to college approval.

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Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll study the following core modules.

You’ll also take one optional module.

Core modules

Optional modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

You’ll also take one optional module. 

(Please note, Mathematics and Physics 1 and Medicinal Chemistry 1 are prerequisites to study Mathematics and Physics 2 and Medicinal Chemistry 2).

Core modules

Optional modules

You’ll study all these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll study all these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

 

You’ll also take one optional module.

Core modules

Optional modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

You’ll also take one optional module. 

(Please note, Mathematics and Physics 1 and Medicinal Chemistry 1 are prerequisites to study Mathematics and Physics 2 and Medicinal Chemistry 2).

Core modules

Optional modules

You’ll study all these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll  spend this year on an industrial placement, normally for 12 months.

During this time you remain registered as an Imperial student and usually pay reduced tuition fees to the College. You also receive a salary from your host company.

Our strong industry links means we have an extensive list of firms willing to host our students, some of them in Europe. Alternatively, you can arrange your own placement in consultation with the Department.

The work you do during your placement must be predominantly related to chemical research.

You will complete a formal research project report on the work you have carried out. This will be assessed by your academic and industrial supervisors.

You’ll study all these core modules.

Core modules

Professional accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

This accreditation is internationally respected in an increasingly global industry and graduate market. It will allow you to demonstrate that you’ve completed a high-quality degree programme that was designed to meet the needs of both students and their future employers.

This BSc degrees partially satisfy the academic requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Chemist (CChem). Becoming a Chartered Chemist earns you an internationally recognised qualification which can enhance your career prospects and earning potential.

Our accreditation agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry is renewed every five years. The current accreditation agreement was recently extended through 2027.

Associateship

In addition to your degree, you’ll receive the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) upon completion of this course This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.

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Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Classroom teaching and laboratory work
  • Independent study

Years 1 and 2

  • 30% Classroom teaching and laboratory work
  • 70% Independent study

Years 3 and 4

  • 20% Classroom teaching and laboratory work
  • 80% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical workshops
  • Guided laboratory work
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Literature reports
  • Individual research project
    Research projects

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Examination
  • Coursework and practical work

Year 1

  • 75% Examination
  • 25% Coursework and practical work

Year 2

  • 65% Examination
  • 35% Coursework and practical work

Year 3

  • 40% Examination
  • 60% Coursework and practical work

Year 4

  • 50% Examination
  • 50% Coursework and practical work

Assessment methods

  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations
  • Oral presentation
  • Papers from a written report
    Written reports
  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Poster project
    Academic posters

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Classroom teaching and laboratory work
  • Independent study

Years 1 and 2

  • 30% Classroom teaching and laboratory work
  • 70% Independent study

Years 3 and 5

  • 20% Classroom teaching and laboratory work
  • 80% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical workshops
  • Guided laboratory work
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Literature reports
  • Individual research project
    Research projects

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Examination
  • Coursework and practical work

Year 1

  • 75% Examination
  • 25% Coursework and practical work

Year 2

  • 65% Examination
  • 35% Coursework and practical work

Year 3

  • 40% Examination
  • 60% Coursework and practical work

Year 4

  • 0% Examination
  • 100% Coursework and practical work

Year 5

  • 50% Examination
  • 50% Coursework and practical work

Assessment methods

  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations
  • Oral presentation
  • Papers from a written report
    Written reports
  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Poster project
    Academic posters

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Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

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How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Applications open on 14 May 2024

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Applications open on 14 May 2024

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250

Year in industry

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year in industry, the fee was £1,850 for that year

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £41,650

Year in industry

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year in industry, the fee was 20% of the fee for that year

Your future career

Research screen

Become familiar with a broad range of research skills.

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Gain proficiency in finding, designing, analysing and communicating reliable information.

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Chemistry graduates pursue careers in high-demand fields, as well as further education at the PhD level.

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Consulting, research, accounting, industrial development, production control, marketing, and teaching are common careers.

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Other potential careers include pharmaceuticals, data science, accounting, and defence.

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