School of Chemistry

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Our research contributes to, benefits and influences society, culture, our environment and the economy

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The Astbury Conversation 2020

Step into the world of macromolecules by joining us at the Astbury Conversation on 23 and 24 March 2020

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School of Chemistry

We are one of the leading Chemistry schools in the UK with over 70 years’ experience in both teaching and research excellence. Our world-leading research, delivered via six research groups, cuts across the fields of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. We’re exceptionally proud that according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2014, 95% of our research activity is rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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The world-leading work of our research groups feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your subject from world-class academics.

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Our courses have been developed in partnership with industry, which means they reflect the needs of business and industry, both now and in the future.

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Your PhD will take you to the forefront of your field. You could pursue an academic career or use your cutting-edge research and advanced transferable skills to excel in your professional career.

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LITE Director honoured by fellow academics in ‘Festschrift’

Seventy academics have contributed to 30 chapters to the publication of a…

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Peptides assembling

Scientists have developed an integrated computational and experimental…

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Chloe Townley receiving her price for best oral presentation

The School of Chemistry held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference…

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Drax Power Station.

A spin out company from the School of Chemistry has received Government…

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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