Chemistry

Few disciplines are as stimulating, exciting and fast-moving as Chemistry.

As a student in the Department of Chemistry, you’ll seek answers to some of life’s most fundamental questions, learn about the latest advances in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and harness the power of new technologies.

Our chemistry programmes are ranked seventh in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Our Chemistry courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

Why study chemistry at Surrey?

My Surrey experience - Mason Malloy, MChem Chemistry with Forensic Investigation

"Since arriving at Surrey I have become much more confident and have gained a greater sense of what I am capable of - both academically and socially."

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New test detects drug use from a single fingerprint

Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determine whether cocaine has been ingested, rather than just touched.

My Surrey experience - Emily Rastrick, MChem Chemistry

"I have definitely changed since I started at Surrey. I have gained more confidence and have been able to develop both personally and professionally."

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The academic staff on my programme are very supportive and encourage you to achieve the best that you can. The modern facilities are able to accommodate all of the different areas within the department and there may be the chance to use them throughout the degree.

Emily Rastrick, MChem Chemistry

Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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Surrey named University of the Year

We’re proud to be University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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