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What A-levels do you need to study chemistry?

If you’re thinking of taking a chemistry degree, you're probably already aware that A-level chemistry is a must-have. But what are the best subjects to combine it with? Read on…

In most cases, an A-level in chemistry is essential though a handful may accept you with any science subject.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Chemistry.
  • Occasionally maths.
Most courses require chemistry and would like maths and one other science subject (e.g. physics, biology).

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Maths.
  • Biology.
  • Physics.
     
 

Other typical A-levels taken by current chemistry students

  • General studies.
Take a look at individual chemistry courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before attending. 

Similar subject areas…

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology.
  • Pharmacology.
Even similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to chemistry, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.
 

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