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Oriel provides strong and experienced tutorial support in each of the three traditional branches of chemistry: organic, inorganic and physical. 

Chemistry is a central discipline among the sciences, at the interface with physics, biology and medicine. It is concerned with all aspects of materials, including living systems, their physical and chemical properties, how we determine their composition and structure, and how we synthesise such materials and modify them for use in a modern society.

Oriel's Chemistry tutors have wide-ranging fundamental and applied research interests in modern chemistry, especially efficient asymmetric synthesis of biologically active and structurally intriguing natural products, the chemistry of advanced functional materials, and the theory of chemical reaction rates with application in the understanding of the mechanisms of radiation damage.

Your employment potential with a Chemistry degree is very high, whether or not you exploit your qualifications explicitly. Chemistry furnishes much of the material base of modern civilisation, and chemists are a constant source of innovation. The vast majority of Oxford graduates in Chemistry obtain employment offering not only good career prospects but also job satisfaction and long term security.

Admissions criteria

Conditional offers: A*A*A at A-Level (or equivalent) including chemistry and mathematics. The A*s must be in science subjects and/or mathematics. Candidates applying to study Chemistry (F100) must take the Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA S1) as part of their application. TSA S1 is a 90-minute test that consists of 50 multiple-choice thinking skills questions. The registration deadline is 15 October, and further information can be found on the Chemistry Admissions page.

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