UEA’s School of Chemistry is a top ten UK department, as measured by its overall research (REF 2014), its research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014) and the teaching experience for its undergraduate students (NSS 2014).
From synthetic chemistry and clean energy technology, to spectroscopy and analytical and biophysical chemistry, our research has earned us a reputation for continually delivering the highest standards – in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were ranked 10th in the UK overall and our research outputs (scientific papers) were ranked 4th in the UK.
In the 2014 National Student Survey, we achieved a 96% satisfaction rating, placing us 5th among mainstream English Universities. Our research-led teaching is underpinned by award-winning lecturers and cutting edge scientists and is innovative in its approach and delivery.
Chemistry is the central science, being cross-disciplinary by its very nature, but our undergraduate courses also explicitly offer the chance to work at the interface with Biology (Biochemistry), Physics (Chemical Physics) and Forensic Science. Academic study is complemented by a focus on key employability skills and experience, and students have opportunities to spend time in Industry or in North America.