School of Chemistry

Top 10 in the UK

We're ranked in the top ten for Chemistry in the Guardian university league tables 2019

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A free online course introducing the subject of medicinal chemistry and its importance in treating disease

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Study our interdisciplinary programme, which gives you the ability to shape your own degree to suit your career plans and interests

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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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A new platform for photoinduced-crosslinking could transform protein research.

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A major investment aims to increase diversity across Engineering and Physical…

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New findings help to close the gap between predicted and recorded…

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Dr Helena Shepherd, University of Kent. Part of the inorganic seminar series.

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Our open days are a great way to discover more about your desired subject area, our fantastic facilities on campus, and life at Leeds.

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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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