Why study here?
Study at the Department of Chemistry, one of the most respected chemistry departments in the UK and the place where John Dalton's atomic theory gave birth to the subject in its modern form.
A leading UK institution
4th in the UK and in the top 30 universities globally for chemistry in the QS Rankings 2021.
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
Find out about the Department of Chemistry with our Virtual Open Day.
We're able to research many different aspects of chemistry thanks to the Department's excellent facilities.
Manchester has a fantastic students' union and a vibrant student community.
We're proud of our broad and diverse international student community. Discover life as an international student in our Department.
Read all about the esteemed history of chemistry at The University of Manchester.
Our University is a top target for graduate employers and a chemistry degree can open many doors.