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Department of Chemistry
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses and have a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and innovation.
Find out about our MSc and PhD courses, funding opportunities and how you can apply.
We offer projects across a broad range of chemistry disciplines.
Our Summer and Winter Schools will help you develop your expertise in electrochemistry. Methods covered are relevant to academic and industrial research.
Chemistry student Nicolò Magnini explains how his placement helped him test his knowledge against the requirements of a job in industry.
Chemistry student Max Robson maximised every opportunity during his year on placement at the Future Industries Institute in South Australia.
Chemistry student Elizabeth Robinson found her London-based placement triggered an interest in the rapidly growing area of FinTech: financial technology.
Bath graduate Dominic Macias stayed on campus for research in his third year rather than go on placement and was inspired to stay on for his PhD.
Bath graduate Domenyk Turski was inspired to stay in academia after his third year undergraduate project showed the excitement of ground breaking research.
Graduates Elyse Gilbert and Louise Swaby used their study year abroad to gain experience ready for careers outside their subject area.
Research in our department spans from fundamental chemistry to applications in catalysis, materials, healthcare and sustainable chemical technologies.
Explore our facilities available for teaching and research with expert support from University staff.
A multidisciplinary centre that incorporates a doctoral training programme and brings together researchers with a strong interest in sustainability.
In a new paper published in Nature, researchers review the rapid progress in machine learning for the chemical sciences.
Professor Saiful Islam, from our Department of Chemistry, gave an invited talk on green energy at the 2018 annual Humanists UK Convention in Newcastle.
Professor Paul Raithby has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences for his contributions to chemistry research and support in the scientific community.
Download this unique collection of research papers from and inspired by iconic organometallic chemist Philip Power.
Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test.
Our researchers have developed a revolutionary paper sensor, creating a cheap, sustainable and recyclable device for detecting toxic compounds in water.
We offer fun, hands-on educational chemistry activities. Learn how your school science students can benefit from our outreach programme.
How we work with local schools and colleges to encourage under-represented students to apply to university.
Scientists from the university helped primary pupils grow their own intricate crystal ‘gardens’ in a school workshop.