Chemistry students perform practical work with state-of-the-art instrumentation and staff include internationally recognised researchers in material, biomolecular and environmental chemistry.
Chemistry is a core science that is not only the very essence of life, but is also concerned with the quality of life and its continuing improvement. Our flexible range of courses offers both general and specialised degrees.
As well as being fundamental in our daily lives, chemistry is a fundamental subject in science. In different areas it overlaps with biology and medicine, with physics and engineering, and with geology and earth science. Thus, while it might be unusual for someone to take a degree in geology and then follow a career in biology, it is commonplace for chemistry graduates to move into these or any other area of science. As a result, many doors are open to chemistry graduates, and career opportunities are very diverse.
All lecturing staff are active researchers in one or more of the areas of research strength of the Department: Materials Chemistry, Biomolecular and Medicinal Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry. Innovative methods for learning and teaching ensure that students develop skills in computer and information technology, problem solving and personal skills in addition to the core theoretical and practical principles of chemistry.
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