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Chemistry degrees abroad

Chemistry is one of the core scientific subjects, and its influence is wide reaching. It’s the study of matter, its properties and how substances interact with energy. It affects everything we see around us, and it overlaps with pretty much all other science subjects.

This could the perfect subject if you have a love of numbers and analysis, are naturally curious, and question how things work. Chemistry has been at the heart of some of the greatest scientific discoveries, and as a chemistry graduate you could help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Chemistry degrees are offered at many universities all over the world, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to studying abroad. You could access some of the very best programs, using cutting edge technology that you may not have access to in your home country. Studying abroad is also an opportunity to leave your comfort zone and experience a whole new culture.

Chemistry program structure

At undergraduate level you can study a BSc in chemistry over three or four years. Some universities offer a chemistry as an MSci, or MChem, which combines a bachelor’s and master’s course in one four or five year program.

You can study a master’s in chemistry as an MSc over one or two years If you already have a bachelor’s degree. Doctorate degrees are also available, and you can study a research based PhD which can take up to five years to complete.

Chemistry is a hugely wide ranging subject, with many different areas and specializations you can follow. Therefore, the content and structure of each program is likely to be different at each university.

Many programs will focus on the core areas of chemistry in the first year or two, and then allow more flexibility where you can choose the modules to tailor your program. The optional modules you can choose to study can cover a huge number of specializations including pharmacology, marine chemistry or medicinal chemistry.

Some of the main modules and areas of chemistry you can expect to study include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Mathematics for chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemisty
  • Environmental chemistry

Types of chemistry degrees

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Chemistry study abroad programs

Chemistry undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in chemistry

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    Adolescent Education (7-12): Chemistry - BA St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,688 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,688 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Medicinal Chemistry and Geology - Dual BSc (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,159 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Secondary Education (Chemistry) (Tempe Campus) - BAEd Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,834 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Chemistry: Chemistry Education (STEM) - BA California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,499 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology and Chemistry OR Physics OR Agricultural Science) - BSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,986 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Associate in chemistry

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    Analytical Chemistry - ASc Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Chemistry - ASc Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,184 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,184 USD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Chemistry - AS-T Los Medanos College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Chemistry - ASc North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    April, June, September, January
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    Chemistry - ASc Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,408 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,408 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Certificate in chemistry

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    Analytical Chemistry - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Chemistry graduate programs

Master's in chemistry

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    Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry) - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Chemistry - MSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    May, November
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    Chemistry - MSci University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,292 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Chemistry - MSc Linnaeus University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,839 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 154,850 SEK

    Start date
    August
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    Chemistry - MA/MSc Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,792 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,792 USD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in chemistry

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    Applied Chemistry - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,979 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,520 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Chemistry - PhD Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,792 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,792 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Chemistry - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,373 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Chemistry - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Chemistry and Biochemistry - PhD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,430 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,430 USD

    Start date
    July
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Certificate in chemistry

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    Secondary Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology) - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,081 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, February
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    Secondary Science with Chemistry - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,355 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future chemistry careers

You might think as a chemistry graduate you’d be restricted to a career wearing a white coat in a lab, but it will open up many opportunities in a range of sectors. Chemistry graduates have gone on to become British Prime Ministers, famous novelists and astronauts, so the options really are endless.

Here’s some of the careers that you might consider after you graduate:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Science teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Finance

Some of the core skills you’ll gain from a chemistry degree, like numeracy and problem solving, are transferable to many different careers - so don’t limit your search to a career in the science industry.