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

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

  • The Guardian University Guide 2021 ranks our chemistry courses 10th in the UK and our Department has one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the country.
  • Our MChem and BSc degree courses are also accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Students and graduates


The Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Complexes for the Catalytic Activation of Carbon-Carbon Bonds

Funding information:
This studentship will cover University fees and a student stipend for the full duration of the studentship (3 years).Full UK tuition fee £15,285 stipend per annum £1,000 Research Training Support Grant per annum

Advancement of laser-based atomic spectroscopy techniques for biological sample analysis; from elemental profiling of tissues down to the cell organelle level

Funding information:
The funding package for this studentship award is as follows: Full UK/EU tuition fee covered   Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2021/22)  RTSG of £1,000 p.a.   Personal Computer 

Characterising irradiation treatments in 3D tumour models using mass spectrometry and elemental imaging: towards personalised healthcare via tissue engineering

Funding information:
The funding package for this studentship award is as follows:  Full UK tuition fee covered  Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)  RTSG of £1,000 p.a.  Personal Computer (provided by the department)