On behalf of Chemistry, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Chemistry at Mandela University. Our goal is to help each and every student succeed by helping you to transition into your time at Mandela. We will do all we can to ensure your success. 

Our programmes allow for flexibility and choice; we provide a carefully targeted chemistry core alongside more specialised options to further develop student’s interests.

Chemistry at Mandela offers a three-year BSc course leading to the degree of honours. We also offer a specialized three-year Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (with in-service training being the third year) that leads to Advanced Diploma in Analytical Chemistry. In addition, Diploma in Polymer Technology and Chemical Processing Technology programmes (both 3 years with in-service training inclusive) are offered in the Department. A specialized Honours programme in Formulation Science is also offered within the Department.