Postgraduate study

Synthetic chemistry apparatus

Postgraduate degree programmes

The School of Chemistry is one of the largest in the UK and an internationally recognised centre of excellence.

Currently there are over 250 postgraduate and postdoctoral research workers, from many different countries, working with more than 55 academic staff.

Extensive collaboration with science based industries and academic centres throughout the world ensures that our research remains at the frontier of the subject.

The school is housed in a spacious purpose-built complex and is well-equipped with modern instrumentation and facilities.

How to apply
Chemistry equipment


Research in the school is organised into three sections: Inorganic and Materials, Organic and Biological, Physical and Theoretical covering a broad range of research areas.

What our students say

Geraldine Echue, PhD Chemistry

Geraldine EchueI am surrounded by world-class researchers who share a passion for the subject...

What our students say

Vicky Swinerd, PhD Chemistry

Vicky SwinerdI am in a large research group and have enjoyed the wide range of research activities...