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REF98% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent

We're the UK's joint second chemistry department for the proportion of our research that's world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Our research | Our top five REF ranking

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We're one of the largest departments in the University, with a long-standing international reputation for research. We attract world-leading staff who are passionate about teaching, and talented students who go on to make a difference in their chosen fields.

Study with us

Image: two chemistry students With world-class research and outstanding teaching, chemistry at Sheffield is the ideal place to start or further your career.

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Our research

Image: polymer researchOur research is world renowned and built on a strong collaborative ethos. Learn more about our work and recent discoveries.

Chemistry research at Sheffield

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Meet the staff

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