Shaping Chemistry since 1793

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1793 and is an outward looking, vibrant and diverse department with a strong international collaborative profile.
We are proud to have been ranked first in Scotland for research impact in REF2014, driving exciting breakthroughs in new medicines, energy, functional materials, catalysis, biomaterials, and the environment.
We have excellent research facilities and engage and work with multiple partners (academic and industry) to enhance the impact of our research.
For more information about chemistry courses, outreach activities for schools and our research please visit our web-pages.

Research Symposium

We recently held our annual postgraduate research symposium. More details are available on the News page.

Study Chemistry

The video below, from our most recent Open Day, gives an overview of our undergraduate degree programme.

More information about our degree structure, frequently asked questions, and some graduate profiles is available from the page linked below:

Further information about our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes is available from the Courses link below.

Science Teaching Hub

The University is currently building a £38 million Science Teaching Hub, which will house modern teaching and laboratory space for biological and life sciences, medical sciences, geosciences, and chemistry.

The video below gives a recent update on facilities and the building's progress. It will open in 2022.

Mental Health during Covid-19

As the global pandemic takes hold for many of us our mental health has been impaced. Please check the poster below, it visualises mental health during this period to help us make sense of what we may be feeling.