Department of Chemistry

Professional standard teaching and research facilities

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Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?

Research in Antarctica

Year 4 of our MChem can be spent at YorkAbroad or in Industry

Our Department of Chemistry has achieved outstanding 2018 NSS results

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York Chemistry is ranked 3rd in the Times Good University Guide 2019

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Our Department of Chemistry is 3rd in the Guardian University League Table 2019

We have an excellent reputation for teaching and research, and are consistently ranked as a top ten Chemistry department in the UK university league tablesFind out more about us

Professor Duncan Bruce, Head of Department.

Undergraduate study

Equality and Diversity

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Chemistry at York has held an Athena SWAN Gold award for 10 years, and was the first department in the UK to achieve this highest level.


Postgraduate study

ChemYork magazine

The Department publishes a biannual magazine, highlighting our teaching, research, staff and students. 


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We often have research opportunities and jobs available within the department. Find out more.

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