Welcome to the Department of Chemistry.
We're a friendly and supportive department with an outstanding reputation for teaching and research in chemistry. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.
You'll have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated labs.
Committed to equality
We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.
1st in the Russell Group for 'learning opportunities' in Chemistry
Of the Russell Group universities included in the 2021 National Student Survey
As well as our BSc courses, you can choose a four-year MChem with options for a year in industry, abroad or at York. The courses are designed to be flexible, so you can easily transfer between them after you start.
If you choose to take a year in industry, you'll spend your final year working on a research project with an external organisation. You'll maintain close contact with your supervisor at York, who can offer support and advice on your project.
All our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Chemistry, Green Principles and Sustainable Processes (BSc)
- Chemistry, Green Principles and Sustainable Processes (with a year abroad) (MChem)
- Chemistry, Green Principles and Sustainable Processes (with a year in industry) (MChem)
- Chemistry, Green Principles and Sustainable Processes (with a year in York) (MChem)
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