£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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Postgraduate study

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Chemistry Seminar

Adventures in the Coordination Chemistry of Tripodal Alkoxy Ligands: From Structural Aesthetics to Homometallic and Heterometallic Complexes with Exciting Magnetic Properties


McCamley Lecture

Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of DNA Excited States


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Hands-on Chemistry activites for Year 9 students


Virtual Postgraduate Open Day

Register for this Vitual Open Day to find out more about the postgraduate admissions process

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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


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