School of Chemistry

Transforming protein research

A new platform for photoinduced-crosslinking could transform protein research

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Protein research
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New EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training

More than 150 new fully-funded PhD researcher places are being created in Leeds

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Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth

Discover the extraordinary world of atmospheric chemistry and start exploring the possibility of finding life beyond Earth with this free online course

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The Earth from space
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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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PhD student Pablo Camarex-Mendez

Pablo Caramés-Méndez, 28, a PhD student at the School of Chemistry, will…

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Researchers preparing to board aircraft

​​​​​​​Researchers from the School of Chemistry recently took…

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C-Capture logo in power plant

Drax Power Station has demonstrated the world’s first bioenergy carbon…

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MaPS employability

Students at the University of Leeds are in the UK’s top ten most targeted…

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Dr Antreas Kalli, University of Leeds. Part of the Physical Seminar Series

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Dr Zlatko Papic, School of Physics and Astronomy, Leeds. Part of the Physical Seminar Series

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Professor Helen Hailes, UCL. Part of the Organic Seminar Series

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Professor Karl Gademann, University of Zurich. Part of the Organic Seminar Series.

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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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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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