Study Chemistry with us and gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art JB Firth Building. You'll have access to advanced analytical instruments. Including mass spectrometers, NMRs, electron microscopes and HPLC.

Our chemistry programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). We combine essential chemistry theory with specialist topics. These cover drug design & development, nanotechnology and environmental & sustainable chemistry. Providing you with a distinct advantage when planning your future career in chemical sciences. 

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Why choose us to study Chemistry?

  • We’re ranked 2nd in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024). And our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

  • We have a well-equipped analytical instrumentation suite. As well as a range of spectroscopic, chromatographic, microscopic, morphological, surface and thermal analysis equipment.

  • Develop industry-ready skills. We have a strong focus on green, nano and medicinal chemistry.
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What to do with a chemistry degree?

The possibilities are endless when you graduate with a degree in chemistry. Typical careers paths include chemical, pharmaceutical and food and drink industries. Other possible careers include nanotechnology, environmental science, forensic science, biotechnology and teaching. You’ll learn transferable skills, so we also have graduates working in accountancy, finance, law and even publishing.

Typical careers after studying a chemistry degree include:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Palaeontologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Clinical scientist, biochemistry
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Crime scene investigator
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Meet the Chemistry team

Professor Harry Eccles
Director of Research Centre
Professor Richard Hull
Professor of Chemistry and Fire Science
Dr Anna Kirkham
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry
Dr Jennifer Readman
Senior Lecturer
Professor Sub Reddy
Professor of Biomaterials and Analytical Chemistry
Dr Tapas Sen
Reader in Nanomaterials Chemistry