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Professional standard teaching and research facilities

Discover our award-winning York Structural Biology Laboratory

Research in Antarctica

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

Our Department of Chemistry achieved 91% overall student satisfaction in the NSS 2020

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York Chemistry is ranked 4th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

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Our Department of Chemistry is 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2021


Department of Chemistry coronavirus (COVID-19) update  

I’m delighted to be able to let you know that the 2020/21 academic year will start in September as planned. Of course, how we deliver our undergraduate Chemistry courses will depend on government guidance on social distancing at the time and so the Department is preparing for different scenarios in order to maintain our distinctive teaching. This includes an emphasis on college-organised, small-group teaching in a supportive and friendly environment. Postgraduate courses will also commence in Autumn Term, including our taught MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology, and we plan to accept new students for research programmes in October. Postgraduate teaching and research may also change, but planning and preparations are being made for these adjustments.Take a look at the proposed changes to courses and our teaching plans for our incoming Chemists. I very much look forward to welcoming you to the chemistry community at the University of York in the next academic year.  

Professor Duncan Bruce, Head of Department

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



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