Chemistry is all around us. To study Chemistry is to discover how it is relevant to every aspect of our lives. From an understanding of how pharmaceuticals interact with our bodies, how we affect the environment and how modern materials such as plastics and semiconductors are prepared, the possibilities are endless.
Chemistry is often referred to as the 'central science' as it covers topics as diverse as quantum mechanics and the study of atomic particles, to the molecular nature of biological systems and the Human genome project.
Learning about the fundamental basis of chemistry - the analysis of molecules, their structures and shapes and how they react - is vital for our modern society. Chemists can really make a difference in the world!
The University of York has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research, featuring consistently in the top few places in the league tables of UK universities. The Department of Chemistry is on the Heslington campus, within ten minutes walk of all the college accommodation, during the last 8 years over £18 million has been invested in its buildings and equipment.
The Department of Chemistry offers students
Our chemistry courses are modular, which allows you considerable freedom of choice. This will enable you to design your own degree pathway, whilst ensuring you graduate as a fully qualified chemist through our MChem or BSc programmes. We also give you the opportunity to gain experience in Industry, to study for a year at another overseas university or to carry out an extended research project in our laboratories. The structure of the course is such that all decision-making is left as late as possible to give ample opportunities to consider your choices for the future.
The Department of Chemistry at York offers both an international research reputation and top quality teaching in a modern welcoming department.