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We currently home to 200 undergraduate and 50 postgraduate students within the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science. Our courses are taught in modern, innovative teaching spaces, offering excellent career prospects, including accreditation by The Royal Society of Chemistry. We have an active academic, PhD and research community, and are committed to inspiring the scientists of the future, with our outreach programmes for local school children.

Research within the chemistry department span a diverse range of topics within the key areas of:  analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, synthetic chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry and pedagogy. Our research includes the development of mass spectrometry solutions, biomolecular-materials interfaces, surface science, green chemistry, synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, theoretical developments and computational chemistry.

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Chemistry facilities

We have a range of modern facilities to support both our students and researchers in the Rosalind Franklin Building (RFB), the nearby Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre (ISTeC) and in the analytical and microscopy suite.


Top 20 universities in the UK for Chemistry - Complete University Guide 2021


In the UK's top 20 for Chemistry - National Student Survey 2020

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