Welcome to the Chemistry Department Website.

Chemistry is at the heart of all aspects of our modern world. Whether it is components for the latest smart phone or paint that dries with no smell, to plastic which conduct electricity, chemistry has a major part to play.

 Chemistry is all about how substances interact with one another. Having an understanding of chemistry gives us an insight into how the world around us works. Cooking is chemistry, everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. All drugs and medicines interact in biological systems in the body through chemical reactions.

A qualification in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of careers. Chemistry is involved in our everyday lives and there is a vast range of jobs and careers open to those who have studied chemistry at any level; great career opportunities exist both inside and outside the lab. Nobody knows what the jobs of the future will look like, but many of them will be created in chemistry to solve global challenges such as human health, energy and the environment. Global change is creating enormous challenges relating to human health, energy and scarce natural resources. These challenges offer excellent future opportunities to people who have an appreciation and understanding of the chemistry of the world around us.

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