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Department of Chemistry

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Why study here?

Study at the Department of Chemistry, one of the most respected chemistry departments in the UK, in the city where John Dalton's atomic theory gave birth to the subject in its modern form.

Why Chemistry at Manchester?

  • In the top five Chemistry degree programmes in the UK (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020)
  • Enhance your student experience by joining ChemSoc - a student-run society where you can build life-long friendships.
  • Graduate from the most targeted university by the nation's top graduate employers.

As a student here you'll gain invaluable practical experience using the specialist equipment in our £14.1 million teaching labs, and as a graduate you'll be eligible for membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

By choosing Manchester, you'll follow in the footsteps of seven Chemistry Nobel Prize winners.

We remain today at the forefront of the subject, exploring new ways it can be used to provide a healthy, sustainable future.

Introducing the Department

Discover the Department of Chemistry, our staff, facilities, and the benefits of studying this fascinating subject with us. Hear from current undergraduates about why they chose Manchester, and experience the Department yourself with our Virtual Open Day.

Four undergraduates talk about why they chose to study Chemistry at The University of Manchester

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Virtual Open Day

Find out about the Department of Chemistry with our Virtual Open Day.

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