School of Chemistry

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We achieved 92% for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS)

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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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Two students at the Natural Sciences Student Conference.

Three final year MNatSc, BSc Natural Sciences students attended the Second…

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For more than two decades, rovers and orbiters have captured images of wispy…

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13th Annual Enzymes in Drug Discovery Summit

Lewis Turner, PhD researcher in the School of Chemistry has been awarded…

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The Astbury Conversation 2018 welcomes Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian…

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Professor David Quigley, University of Warwick. Part of the physical seminar series.

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Dr Robert Phipps, University of Cambridge. Part of the chemistry organic seminar series.

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One of the best ways to get a feel for our campus is by coming to one of our open days.

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One of the best ways to get a feel for our campus is by coming to one of our open days.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented students through a range of services.

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We work with organisations of all sizes across a wide range of industries to come up with solutions to your needs.

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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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