Universitat de Barcelona


What you will learn

Chemistry is one of the branches of science that most contributes to the welfare of developed societies. Indeed, in the contemporary world it is difficult to find a technological, industrial or scientific area that does not require chemistry either directly or indirectly. Such basic processes as the development of a new product – pharmaceutical or other –, water purification, or analysis of the air we breathe, are essentially chemical in nature.

The University of Barcelona’s bachelor’s degree in Chemistry provides a solid grounding in the fundamental areas of chemistry. The course is designed to train competent, qualified professionals, capable of fulfilling professional roles in both their industry and in education. It also serves as a starting point to access more specialized postgraduate studies, focussed on research, development, and innovation.

According to various national and international rankings, the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Barcelona is the best place in Spain to pursue this bachelor's degree, being rated among the top 100 worldwide.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Faculty or school: Faculty of Chemistry

What you will need

Candidates to the Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry should have completed a secondary school qualification (baccalaureate or equivalent) including the subject of chemistry. Ideally, to ensure better assimilation, a good level of chemistry, physics and mathematics, manual dexterity for manipulating laboratory equipment, and basic knowledge of English and computers is recommended.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training60
Compulsory placements0
Compulsory final project12

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.

Fields in which you can work

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry can fulfil professional roles in a wide range of areas:

  • Companies and research laboratories whose work involves the synthesis of new compounds or the development of new processes.
  • Laboratories which undertake the analysis of any type of substance (including clinical analysis).
  • Companies engaged in the design and engineering of chemical processes, in arbitration and appraisal, or in the monitoring and development of standards and specifications for both processes and products.
  • Education, having supplemented these studies with a professional master's degree in Secondary Education.