The Department of Chemistry has a distinctively interdisciplinary structure of nine research themes:
Archaeological and Palaeoenvironmental Chemistry
Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical and Structural Biology
Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Magnetic Resonance and Hyperpolarisation
Photochemistry and Spectroscopy
Synthesis, Catalysis and Mechanisms
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. We require module information to be included in your application form. Please add this in the 'outline of studies to pursue at York' section.
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 (the language requirements are part way down the page. The other requirements are not applicable).
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 modules which may be available during your study period. Please note that not all Chemistry modules advertised in the module catalogue are available to Exchange and Visiting Students. Some modules are taught at the same time, this will also affect which modules you may study. Module choice should be indicated on your application and discussed in advance with the Department before you can be accepted onto a Chemistry module, please contact the department once you have enrolled at York. Learning agreements (if applicable) cannot be signed until these have been agreed.
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 and research students
IELTS: 6.0 with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components (the language requirements are part way down the page. The other requirements are not applicable).
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You can study in our department for the following periods only:
- Full academic year
- Semester 1 only
- Semester 2 only
Examination and assessment
Assessment is mainly by examination during the Common Examination Periods in January (alternate assessments may be available — please contact us to discuss this), and Semester 2.