About the department
We work hard to provide our students with a stimulating and supportive environment in which to learn. A hands on approach is encouraged, giving students access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
The Chemistry department currently comprises about 350 undergraduates, 50 postgraduate MSc students, 80 postgraduate research students and approximately 30 members of academic staff, as well as a range of dedicated technical and support staff. Our academic and research staff are nationally and internationally recognised as experts in their chosen field but at the same time, they are approachable and provide excellent pastoral care through our personal tutoring system.
We are located centrally on campus and housed in large modern facilities which have recently undergone extensive refurbishment. In addition to laboratories servicing the teaching and research needs of analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry; specialist teaching and research laboratories are available within the department for radiochemistry, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology and molecular pharmacology.
The Department offers four undergraduate courses and a range of taught MSc programmes. The contents of these modular, taught programmes are informed by the needs of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and industrial links with the department are strong. Lecturers from industry contribute to the teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and sponsor research projects.