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The Department of Chemistry has a distinctively interdisciplinary structure of nine research themes:

Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry
Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical and Structural Biology
Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Magnetic Resonance and Hyperpolarisation
Molecular Materials
Photochemistry and Spectroscopy
Synthesis, Catalysis and Mechanisms

Undergraduate students

Academic requirements

You must have studied chemistry at university level and have received training in basic laboratory techniques. A number of modules require that you have met certain entry requirements; details of these are available on request.

If you are from a USA university or college and are spending your Junior year abroad, you will find that first and second year modules are at the appropriate level for your studies at York.

Acceptance on all modules requires you to have studied to an acceptable level of prior knowledge.

If you would like to study modules from more than one academic year or department, timetabling constraints will affect which modules you can choose. Module choice cannot be confirmed until the first supervisory meeting.

Undergraduate English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.

Choosing your modules

Please see the list of modules below. This list is indicative of the type of module which may be available during your study period. Please note that not all modules are available to exchange and visiting students. Module choice and registration will take place during the first supervisory meeting. Learning agreements (if applicable) cannot be signed until this meeting.

Postgraduate students

Please contact our postgraduate team to ask about opportunities to study with us. You should hold an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a related subject.

Postgraduate English language requirements

Taught students

IELTS: 6.0 with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components.

Research students

IELTS: 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Teaching schedule

You can study in our department for the following periods only:-

  • Full academic year
  • Autumn Term only
  • Spring/Summer(combined)

Examination and assessment

Assessment is mainly by examination during the Common Examination Periods in January (alternate assessments may be available, please contact the Department to discuss this), and the Summer Term.

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Contact us

Brian Grievson
International Officer and Chemistry undergraduate contact
brian.grievson@york.ac.uk

Chemistry postgraduate contact
chemgrad@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate and postgraduate modules

Contact us

Brian Grievson
International Officer and Chemistry undergraduate contact
brian.grievson@york.ac.uk

Chemistry postgraduate contact
chemgrad@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Chemistry