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Facilities

Chemistry is a practical subject, so we make sure that you have all the space and equipment you need to develop the skills of a professional scientist. Our two homes, the Dainton Building and the Richard Roberts Building, are next door to each other, and they have plenty of lecture and small group teaching spaces, as well as labs. We're also just across the road from the award-winning library facilities at the Information Commons and The Diamond.

Teaching laboratories

We have three large teaching labs where you'll spend a lot of time during your degree: one for organic chemistry, one for inorganic chemistry and one for physical chemistry. Each lab is equipped with specialist analytical equipment, including nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared and ultraviolet spectrometry, and gas- and size-exclusion chromatography.

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Lecture and tutorial spaces

Most of your lectures will take place in one of the lecture theatres here in the department, and all of our lectures are recorded so that you can return to them later. You'll also have small group teaching sessions in our seminar rooms and staff offices, so you can look at problems more closely, and there are meeting rooms you can book to work on group projects with other students.

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Research facilities

Our newly refurbished advanced lab is dedicated to the group research project you'll complete in your third year, with large fume cupboards and workbenches to make collaborations easy. If you do a MChem degree, in your fourth year you'll be based in one of the specialist laboratories where our academic staff work on their research. These include our new advanced laser spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering labs.

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Independent study spaces

Bookable computers are available in the department. There are also 1,600 computers available through the University's library services, including at The Diamond and the Information Commons which are open to all students 24/7. The University of Sheffield's state-of-the-art library services were voted joint first in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.

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