• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The HND in Chemistry at University of Wolverhampton aims to develop your skills and knowledge in the main areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry) in an integrated manner with area of specialism such as pharmaceutical chemistry, forensic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry and aspects of industrial chemistry.


The HND in Chemistry at University of Wolverhampton aims to Produce a diplomate who is “fit for purpose”, and who is ready for employment in the chemistry or related industry, at a technical level, or who can progress to further third year study at either BSc or MChem level.

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  • demonstrate practical skills, work safely in the laboratory and be fully conversant with standard chemical techniques, instrumentation and use of appropriate computer software.
  • survey and critically review scientific information, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, apply numerical skills to scientific data, and work in teams and independently.
  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of physical chemistry and physicochemical principles and apply that knowledge to theoretical and practical problem solving.
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of a range of inorganic and organic chemical materials (including structure, bonding, properties, synthesis, isolation, purification and characterisation techniques).
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of a range of analytical techniques, evaluate and interpret analytical data (including appropriate statistical analysis).
  • be aware of a range of issues within chemistry that overlap with other related disciplines.



Consider the importance of medicines and pharmaceutical technology, industrial chemistry, hospital-based chemistry, forensic-based chemistry, environmental-based chemistry, the food and drinks industry and many other aspects of chemistry in the modern world. The UK’s “chemical industry” is one of the leading industrial contributors to the national economy. 

There are many opportunities to apply chemical knowledge, principles and skills to a successful career in chemistry or chemistry-related discipline. “Chemistry will underpin economic growth, say industry leaders”, it was recently reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publication, Chemistry World, on the “Strategy for delivering chemistry-fuelled growth of the UK economy”.


You will have studied what can perhaps be considered to be “the central science”. You will have developed knowledge of the main areas of chemistry, good practical skills, literacy & numeracy skills, use of IT skills and you should be capable of logical, scientific, critical thinking and problem solving. These skills will make you well equipped for the workplace, be it in a chemistry environment or the wider world of work in general, or for further study on our BSc or MChem programmes.

Further training

The HND chemistry diplomate will be fully capable of further study and training at BSc or MChem level.


We are in the process of preparing our BSc (hons) Chemistry course for submission to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We welcome late applications, but please keep in mind that late applications will only be considered for courses that still have places available.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Communication & Undergraduate Development
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Principles of Physical Chemistry
  • Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)
  • Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics)
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry (Structure and Mechanism)
  • Independent Study Module
  • Integrated Practical

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A-level minimum of C or EE to include Chemistry.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science grade PPP or BTEC National Diploma grade PP.
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


  • Home/EU - 2,975 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.