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Department of Chemistry

Periodic table with elements in test tubes


We are one of the largest Chemistry departments in the UK, with a distinguished history that helps to inform our current research and excellent teaching.

Modern chemistry started in the city of Manchester with John Dalton’s atomic theory, and since then the University has produced seven chemistry Nobel Prize winners and a number of Royal Society of Chemistry medallists - some of whom still teach here.

Teaching excellence is ensured through our teaching and scholarship group, a close-working set of academics developing new methods, courses and assessments.

The Department is home to around 680 undergraduate students, 250 postgraduate research students and 120 postdoctoral researchers, all working to continue our proud tradition.

Introducing the Department

An introduction to the Department of Chemistry with staff and students who work within it.

More about chemistry at Manchester