Study with us
Our courses in chemistry provide the opportunity for you to study the structure and reactivity of molecular systems as you explore new and impactful research.
You'll become a versatile chemist, ready to collaborate in various areas of science and technology.
Our research applies internationally leading expertise to find solutions to the key challenges faced by society.
A vibrant and collaborative research environment with themes and expertise spanning across many areas. These include chemical and structural biology, atmospheric science, catalysis, materials, sustainable and green chemistry, molecular measurement technologies and digital chemistry.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We recognise the importance of equal participation, progression and success for all.
The Department of Chemistry strives to provide a working, learning, social and living environment that will enable all our staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish and to excel.
We pride ourselves on being a department that is a force for good and achieves excellence in our research and teaching. We are an inclusive and welcoming community of Chemists, committed to ensuring that all are enabled to achieve their full potential.
Professor Caroline Dessent, Head of Department
1st for 'Learning opportunities'
among the Russell Group universities included in the National Student Survey 2023 for Chemistry.
9th in the UK for research
with the majority of our research and impact rated as world leading - according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021).