£29 million phased redevelopment for Chemistry

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Chemistry at York - ranked 4th in the Complete University Guide 2017 

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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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98% student satisfaction in the 2015 NSS

Research in Antarctica

Rated extremely highly in the most recent Research Assessment 

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Latest News:  ‌York Chemistry in UK Top 5

Department of Chemistry achieves outstanding 4th place
in 2017 Complete University Guide

Duncan Bruce

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.

Professor Duncan Bruce 
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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Athena SWAN Gold award renewed again for Chemistry@York 


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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Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Sign up to chat with our staff at our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Thursday 30 June, 3 - 5pm


Sixth Form Chemistry Conference

University-level Chemistry taster day at York

More Seminars and Symposia
More Schools Liaison and Outreach Events

Departmental news

Chemistry Focus Newsletter 2015 (opens in pdf)

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Our world class research

Research Impact Case Studies

Take a virtual tour of the Department's state-of-the-art research facilities

Chemistry Research Facilities Virtual Tour

Current job vacancies

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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