£29 million phased redevelopment for Chemistry

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Chemistry at York - TOP 5 in the 2014 Guardian League Table

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Distinctive interdisciplinary research structure founded on core chemistry 

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A leading university chemistry department for both research and teaching

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96% student satisfaction in the 2014 NSS

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Rated extremely highly in the most recent Research Assessment 

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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry. We are proud of our achievements.

One of the UK's leading Chemistry departments - internationally recognised for teaching and research. We offer a diverse range of degree courses in a friendly and supportive academic community enabling our students to achieve their full potential and develop into employable graduates.

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Professor Richard Taylor 
Head of Department

Supporting women in science

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Chemistry at York holds an Athena Swan gold award and was the first Department in the UK to achieve this highest level

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7th in Research Power

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Undergraduate study

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Postgraduate study

 international support

International applicants


New buildings


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University of York Science Trail

A wide range of science activities across various science and related departments at the University of York


Discovery Days at the National Railway Museum in York

Hands-on science, engineering and technology activities for Key Stage 2 pupils


Professor Ian Wilson Seminar and Bruker Prize Ceremony

Is this a Biomarker I see before me? Metabolic Phenotyping for Patients and Populations


21st Century Science Taster Day

An opportunity for Year 12 students to find out about science subjects and careers

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Anniversary celebration

Thanks to all our alumni who attended our 50-year celebration and the launch of the York Chemistry 50 Fund

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Our world class research

New Centre to transform medical imaging


Current job vacancies

Departmental news

Chemistry Focus Newsletter 2015 (opens in pdf)

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EPSRC award

Wednesday 11 February 2015

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NERC Success

Monday 9 February 2015

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Highlights of our Anniversary Year

Sunday 8 February 2015

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