As an internationally leading chemistry department, our teaching and research partnerships with academic, industrial and professional bodies stretch across the globe.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK's professional body for chemical scientists. We work closely with the RSC to ensure that all of our undergraduate degrees meet their rigorous standards and are formally accredited – an internationally recognised mark of quality.

Royal Society of Chemistry

In addition, Dr Joanna Buckley, the RSC's regional co-ordinator for North-East England is based in the Department: Dr Joanna Buckley

Nanjing students with Dr Julie HydeLearning and teaching partners

Students on one of our Chemistry With Study In... undergraduate MChem degrees spend their third year away from the University of Sheffield. They can study chemistry for a year at a top university in America, Australasia or Europe, or put their scientific knowledge into practice with an industrial placement. We have built up a strong network of universities and companies we work with to make these fantastic opportunities possible.

Undergraduate courses

Nanjing TechWe also run a joint degree programme with NanJing Tech University in China. Students there are taught by staff from Sheffield, who make regular trips to teach modules from the BSc Chemistry course. The NanJing students then spend their fourth year in Sheffield.

Undergraduate degrees for international students

Read about Dr Julie Hyde's experiences of helping to set up our NJTech partnerships

Research partners


The spread of our research, from blue-skies and curiosity-driven to highly applied and commercially-led, results in funding from a wide range of sources including government research councils such as EPSRC and BBSRC, the EU, and a range of small, medium and large UK industrial partners. You can read some of our case studies on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

Novel medical device coatings to prevent infection – case study

Quantifying the effectiveness of fabric conditioner – case study

BBSRCThe University of Sheffield is part of the White Rose Consortium (with Leeds and York) and the N8 consortium of research-intensive universities in the north of England. We are also a founder member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership spanning Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa which exists to kick-start international research programmes into global challenges such as climate change and public health – issues that need a new generation of highly trained chemical researchers.

More about our research