About us

We are one of the largest Schools of Chemistry in the UK, with around 680 undergraduate and more than 250 postgraduate research students.

The School has comprehensive academic coverage across the chemical sciences and in all the core sub-disciplines of chemistry, with over 120 postdoctoral researchers.

Our history

Chemistry at Manchester has a distinguished history of achievement. This tradition of excellence is being continued by our current research programme and by our excellent teaching.

In modern times we can point to Chemistry Nobel Prize winners such as John Polanyi (1986), and Michael Smith (1993) both of whom studied for their BSc and PhD here. Add to this the many Royal Society of Chemistry medallists at present on the staff and it forms a continuing tradition of which we are justifiably proud.

Who's who in the School of Chemistry
Who's who in the School of Chemistry
Information for key contacts and the staff directory.
Athena Swan
Athena Swan
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.
Online brochures
Online brochures
Download our undergraduate and postgraduate brochures in pdf format.
How to find us
How to find us
Take a look at our interactive Google map and our campus map.
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