£29 million phased redevelopment for Chemistry

NMR sample injection

Top 5 in the 2013 league tables

Scientist in green chemistry lab

Distinctive interdisciplinary research structure founded on core chemistry 

Scientists in D-Block research labs

A leading university chemistry department for both research and teaching

Scientist in green chemistry lab

99% satisfaction levels in the 2011 NSS

Research in Antarctica

Rated extremely highly in the most recent Research Assessment 

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.

Richard Taylor

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

96% student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, top 5 in the 2013 league tables, outstanding results in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise - all confirm our position amongst the Chemistry elite.

Do get in touch if you have any unanswered questions.

Professor Richard Taylor
Head of Department

Supporting women in science

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The first Chemistry Department in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN gold award

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New buildings

F-Block lab

Our new research building was completed in 2012 and our new teaching laboratories and Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in 2014.



Organic colloquia

Professor Nick Turner (Manchester) and Professor Wayne Hayes (Reading)


Solvents Day

Various speakers


July Open Day

Come and visit the Chemistry Department

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