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Chemistry is the science that covers composition, properties, structure and reactions of molecules, atoms and systems that include the two. Chemistry originated from the medieval art of alchemy, which sought to create gold through various transformations of materials. However, these experiments resulted in other scientific discoveries that created the basis for modern chemistry.

Chemistry is strongly connected to physics, but it differs because chemical analysis is made at an atomic level and substances change their structure, shape or state. All this study is done with the purpose of understanding the origin of the substance. Chemistry is divided into materials science, quantum, organic, and inorganic chemistry. Students who earn a Master degree in Chemistry (Master of Science) can specialize in kinetics, combinatorial chemistry, cluster chemistry, photochemistry, theoretical chemistry and more.

Pursuing a Master’s degree in Chemistry leads to careers in research and science in disciplines such as chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, or the public sector. Some of the highest paid career prospects are as analytical chemists, engineers, healthcare scientists, toxicologists or research scientists.

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Suggested Online Programmes Chemistry

Certificate HMX Biochemistry

HMX Biochemistry covers the foundational principles in biochemistry, with a focus on how chemical processes intersect with human disease and patient treatment. Learners are eligible to earn a certificate from Harvard Medical School. 

United States
Diploma Diploma of Personal Care Formulation

Formulating cosmetic and personal care products can be as varied as the companies who offer them. The Diploma of Personal Care Formulation at Institute of Personal Care Science has been developed to provide a comprehensive approach to teaching the formulation of safe, stable and efficacious personal care products for the hair, hands, body and face.

MSc./PGDip./PGCert. Industrial Project Management

The Industrial Project Management programme from the University of Birmingham is industry focused and looks to cover both theory and application of project management principles, practices and tools. Leadership, team building and influencing skills, integral to successful complex project delivery are also explored.

United Kingdom