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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.

Fantastic facilities

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.

Happy students

1st in the Russell Group for 'learning opportunities' in Chemistry
Of the Russell Group universities included in the 2021 National Student Survey

Our courses

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.

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Free online courses

Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport. This course is particularly useful for sixth-form students looking to study chemistry at higher education level and looks great on your UCAS personal statement.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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Hear from our students

University of the Year shortlisted

We're proud to announce that we've been shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards.
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2021
  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Find out more about our nominations

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