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Inspiring young scientists and Nobel Prize winners with our groundbreaking research and innovative teaching.

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Great scholarship opportunities on your chemistry degree

Our accredited undergraduate courses are designed to equip you for an incredible career in science. Our research scholarships give you the chance to get even more practical experience in the lab.

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New super-resolution probe captures cells in unprecedented detail

One of our PhD students has developed a new technique to capture images of the nucleus of a cell in unprecedented detail, paving the way for new insights into human disease and ageing.

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Postgraduate scholarships

We have over 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2018. Find out if you're eligible for a scholarship worth £10,000. Government loans of over £10,000 are also available.

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Study with us

Our graduates get great careers in the chemical industry and many other fields. Our teaching is inspired by the latest research and the challenges employers face, so that you can learn to apply your skills in the real world.

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World-class research

Our researchers are following in the footsteps of four Nobel Prize winners, and our PhD programme gives you the chance to join them.

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We work with professional bodies and top institutions around the world to provide outstanding teaching. Our research collaborations help us solve major scientific challenges with colleagues in industry.

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