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Chemistry

Chemistry is all around us and affects all aspects of our lives, from our own basic bodily responses to the very complex and dynamic compounds of the planet we live on. Chemistry is concerned with all aspects of molecules, their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, and their synthesis and use in the 21st century.

Within this course you will find an emphasis on chemical analysis and strong links to mineral, biological forensic and environmental sciences. These links provide cross-discipline tertiary education by combining your Chemistry degree with aspects of other scientific fields.

Chemistry underpins many industries from manufacturing to drug discovery, agriculture to criminal investigation. Chemists play leading roles in the fight against disease, discovery and utilisation of natural resources, development of environmentally friendly industrial processes, and creation of new materials for applications in nanotechnology and the space industry. Chemists are integral members of forensic investigation teams and are also widely involved in the agricultural industry in areas such as soil chemistry and crop protection.

The basic science in a Chemistry degree is relevant to a myriad of other disciplines. Combining your chemical knowledge with skills in biology, business, education, genetics, mathematics, or mineral processing means you could pursue a role in almost any industry you like.

The skills you learn whilst studying chemistry can take you on to a satisfying career in numerous fields both in and out of the lab; in fact anywhere in the world. It is not surprising to find Chemists in roles in law or accounting firms, NGOs, government policy positions at the local and international level, and even the art world.