Department of Chemistry moves into the UK top five

Posted on 1 May 2019

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Chemistry. The Department is ranked 4th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Published annually since 2007, the Complete University Guide ranks 131 UK universities, 13 Arts, Drama and Music colleges and conservatoires, and 70 subjects by quality measures important to students.

The Department's ranking is based on a range of measures including graduate propsects, student satisfaction and research quality. Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce, said "We are delighted to be recognised among the very best Chemistry departments in the country and are particularly proud to be the most highly ranked in the Russell Group for student satisfaction.”

In total, five departments at the University were ranked in the UK top ten: Chemistry (4th), English (5th), History (6th), History of Art (6th) and Social Work (9th).