Department of Chemistry

Professional standard teaching and research facilities

Scientist in green chemistry lab

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 achieved 94% overall student satisfaction in the NSS 2019

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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 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

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 more than a decade, and was the first department in the UK to achieve this highest level.



Organic Seminar

Dr James Douglas and Dr Mairi Littleson (AstraZeneca) Dr Rachel Grainger (Astex)


Ultrafast spin and charge dynamics in molecular magnets

Dr Olof Johansson, University of Edinburgh

Our research

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

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