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We are ranked among the top 10 in Chemistry in the country for overall research, according to the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) analysis, with 98% of our research judged as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our research output was ranked in the top five in Chemistry.

From synthetic chemistry and clean energy technology, to spectroscopy and analytical and biophysical chemistry, our research has earned us a reputation for continually delivering the highest standards – in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis) and our research outputs (scientific papers) were ranked 4th in the UK.

Our research-led teaching is underpinned by award-winning lecturers and cutting edge scientists and is innovative in its approach and delivery.

Chemistry is the central science, being cross-disciplinary by its very nature, but our undergraduate courses also explicitly offer the chance to work at the interface with Biology (Biochemistry), Physics (Chemical Physics) and Analytical Science. Academic study is complemented by a focus on key employability skills and experience, and students have opportunities to spend time in Industry or in North America. 

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