Loughborough University's Department of Chemistry offers popular and industry-relevant opportunities, enabling students to develop multidisciplinary skills.

Why choose to study chemistry at Loughborough?

We have a leading reputation

Top 15 in the UK for Chemistry (Guardian University Guide 2020)
Part of €13 million European Commission Horizon 2020 Research Project

This is reflected in every single one of our degrees

...and research opportunities

We offer industry-relevant research opportunities

We offer popular and industry-relevant research opportunities across a range of areas, including:

  • Energy, markers and detection
  • Crime and security
  • Chemical process technologies
  • Catalysis and functional molecules

Our PhD students are a key part of the active and dynamic postgraduate community on campus. As a Chemistry PhD student at Loughborough, you will be encouraged to participate in conferences and present your research, in order to widen your perspective and grow your research network. Further information about our research areas can be found on our chemistry research page.

We have lots of opportunities for you to develop your skillset

We have a range of opportunities for you to get involved with outside of your studies. This includes our STEM project where you can volunteer to become a Science Engineering Ambassador and work in local Schools to encourage young people to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities. This rewarding project will be fantastic experience if you are interested in a career in Science and teaching.

Andria Hadjithekli

Andria Hadjithekli

PhD Student

Working in industry made me realise that I’m missing the opportunity in working on a research topic which interests me and could possibly make a difference in the world of disease diagnosis.

You'll have access to fantastic facilities across campus

We are located inside a modern, spacious building, which includes research laboratories and study areas for where you can gain first-hand experience of the latest techniques in analytical, environmental, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Jamie Webb

Jamie Webb

Pharmaceutical Science & Medicinal Chemistry MSc

I chose Loughborough because it provided a good balance between my Academic and Sporting ambitions. The facilities here are great and it’s nice to have everything so close.

We offer additional facilities for the study of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, high resolution mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography.

Students can also benefit from a new £17 million STEMLab, offering the most advanced and up-to-date laboratories for students across a range of disciplines.

Access to our facilities will allow you to gain experience of the latest techniques. Our laboratories contain a full range of analytical and spectroscopic instrumentation, a worldclass mass spectrometry suite, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, laser spectroscopy and a dedicated bio-lab.