MChem On Campus


University of Oxford

48 months
39010 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Chemistry is a wide-ranging science concerned with matter at the atomic and molecular scale. Important aspects are synthesis, structure, reaction mechanisms, properties, analysis and transformations of all types of materials. The Chemistry programme is offered at the University of Oxford.


About this Degree

Chemists are a constant source of innovation: it is hard to imagine any product introduced in recent times that did not require the creative efforts of a chemist. Chemistry underpins the conceptual framework and methodology of biochemistry and molecular medicine and is at the heart of many major industries.

Teaching and research are closely linked on the course: Oxford has one of the leading chemistry departments in the world with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories and world-class research in a broad range of areas including: synthesis and catalysis; medicinal and biological chemistry; sustainable energy; advanced materials; innovative measurement; and theoretical and computational chemistry. Students will be taught an exciting practical course in our recently-built lab. The department has an outstanding track record in commercialising the innovative work of research staff, which has raised millions of pounds for the University.

The MChem Chemistry at the University of Oxford is a four-year course and is not modular, in the sense that the subject is taught and examined as a whole, enabling us to explore the links within the subject. The core material is taken by all students, with opportunities to specialise later in the course. The fourth year (Part II) is devoted exclusively to research – a distinctive feature of Chemistry at Oxford since 1916.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Mathematics for chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Biological chemistry
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Practical work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels: A*A*A (including Chemistry and Mathematics) with both A*s in science subjects and/or Mathematics. See the full list of subjects in which an A* grade will be acceptable.
  • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB (including Chemistry and Mathematics)
  • IB: 40 (including core points) with 7 in HL Chemistry and EITHER 6/7 in HL Mathematics, OR 7 in SL Mathematics (Analysis & Approaches) plus a second science with 7 in HL
  • Candidates are required to have Chemistry and Mathematics to A-level, Advanced Higher, or Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. In IB, Mathematics 7 at SL is also acceptable only where students have taken Analysis & Approaches.
  • An additional science or Further Mathematics are also recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39010 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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