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Department of Chemistry

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses and have a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and innovation.

Study chemistry with us

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

MSc Drug Discovery


Gain knowledge and practical skills in drug discovery science from target identification through to getting a drug to market.

Exploring your options

The third year for undergraduates is a crucial time. Whether you apply for a placement, a study year abroad or stay on campus for research, it could be the start of a beautiful career.

A window on the world

Portrait of Max Robson

Chemistry student Max Robson maximised every opportunity during his year on placement at the Future Industries Institute in South Australia.

A fascination with chemistry

Dominic Macias

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.

Finding a FinTech future

Portrait of Elizabeth Robinson

Chemistry student Elizabeth Robinson found her London-based placement triggered an interest in the rapidly growing area of FinTech: financial technology.

Splitting dinitrogen with light

Dom Turski

Bath graduate Domenyk Turski was inspired to stay in academia after his third year undergraduate project showed the excitement of ground breaking research.

Our research and facilities

Our department is home to internationally recognised scientists, research teams and cross-disciplinary centres that deliver world-class collaborative research with a real impact on our society.

Department of Chemistry research

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Our research spans from fundamental chemistry to applications in catalysis, materials, healthcare and sustainable chemical technologies.


Our latest research news and press releases.

Chemistry research

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Research in our department spans from fundamental chemistry to applications in catalysis, materials, healthcare and sustainable chemical technologies.

People, equality and diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity, to make our department a pleasant place for all to work and study.

Activities for schools

We inspire students of all ages with our school outreach activities.


Some of our awards, accolades and league table rankings.

About the Department of Chemistry

This successful, well-equipped and supportive department offers an exceptional environment for teaching, learning and research.

In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), chemistry research at Bath – targeted at solving global challenges such as energy, healthcare, functional materials and sustainability – was judged to be amongst the best in the UK.

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