The School of Chemistry prides itself on research excellence across its spectrum of activities, from synthetic chemistry and drug discovery to spectroscopy and analytical and biophysical chemistry, as confirmed by successive Research Assessment Exercises.
Our ethos is to provide research-led teaching with a broad perspective. A particular strength of the teaching programme are our courses with a year abroad or placements in leading industrial companies. We have a reputation for high quality research with a multidisciplinary outlook, an innovative teaching programme and a supportive learning environment. In the Guardian University Guide 2013, our School achieved a teaching satisfaction rate of 91%.
Chemistry was the first School to admit students when the University was established in the 1960s. Of course, since then the School has undergone many changes. The last ten years alone have seen the expenditure of more than £15 million on chemistry equipment and facilities, including new teaching laboratories. We constantly look to grow our academic staff numbers ensuring a modern and dynamic research and teaching environment: the School of Chemistry provides an excellent environment in which to study chemistry.