Welcome to Chemistry at Swansea
Welcome to our quick guide to studying Chemistry at university. You can take our online transition course, register for Chemistry webinars with Swansea University Chemistry lecturers and watch videos from our staff. You can take virtual tours with our students and chat with them via Unibuddy. There are also podcasts for you to listen to, so you can get an idea of the kind of research that our academics carry out.
If you’ve not visited or applied to Swansea University before and would like to find out more information about Chemistry please book onto our Virtual Open Day.
Chemistry online transition course
Our Swansea University Chemistry online course is designed to provide coverage of A-level material as well as offer some tantalizing extension material that you would expect to see during your first (or even second) year at University.
It is suitable for Year 12 and Year 13 students, and even those in Year 11 who would like a little taster of what A-level Chemistry would be like.
What's it like to study Chemistry at Swansea?
Current Swansea Chemistry students talk about the course, the environment, the labs and the university Chemistry Society.
This video illustrates why Swansea University is the right choice for you.
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR FIRST YEAR MODULES
Wondering what to expect in your first year here?
Find out all about the modules you'll be doing in this quick video.
A QUICK STUDENT-LED TOUR OF CHEMISTRY
Third-year student Chris takes us to see the PC lab, the wet lab, and the instrument lab on this quick tour of Chemistry facilities at Swansea University.
Find out more about all the support available to our Science students at Swansea University from the college's Employability and Year in Industry Officer, Aimee Pritchard.
What careers could be open to me when I graduate?
Our Chemistry department has superb links with industry, both locally and internationally, and our students undertake industry-focussed research projects, gaining valuable experience and industry relevant skills which opens up a plethora of job opportunities. We collaborate with companies such as TATA Steel, SPTS Technologies, Biovici Ltd, IQE and Perkin Elmer and work with global leaders in semiconductor manufacturing and novel drug delivery.
Listen to the Chemistry Podcast
In this episode of the Exploring Global Problems podcast series, Dr Ian Mabbett, an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Swansea University, talks about SUNRISE, a project which aims to develop new materials for energy generation, storage and use that are integrated into buildings. The project takes ideas from labs into production, ideally locally where needed, then produces buildings that act as energy hubs across India, where 300 million people lack reliable 24/7 power.
Take a virtual tour and explore for yourself
Check out a 360o tour of our facilities, campus, and accommodation ...