Postgraduate study

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.


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.

I am surrounded by world-class researchers who share a passion for the subject and who motivate and support me in my studies.

Geraldine Echue, PhD Chemistry

What our postgraduates say