School of Chemistry

Chemistry is at the heart of many of today’s global issues. At Birmingham, we carry out pioneering research in areas including recycling and sustainability, healthcare and climate change, translating fundamental research into impact-generating activity.  This world-leading research informs our teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

We have one of the best-equipped Chemistry departments in the UK which includes our Collaborative Teaching Laboratory. When it opens in 2023, the state-of-the-art Molecular Sciences Building will provide a new home for the School as part of the University’s continued investment in facilities for research and education.

We are a thriving community of staff, students and alumni which includes four Nobel laureates. Our researchers work with schoolchildren to inspire the next generation of chemists and engage with the wider scientific community through international collaborations and a vibrant seminar programme, which includes the prestigious Haworth Lecture.


in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction, National Student Survey 2021.
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Posted 04 January 2022

Plastic-Free's 2021 round-up

This year we introduced Sustainable Swaps! Our tried and tested, honest reviews of plastic-free alternatives to introduce into your daily life. Plus more litter picks, talks and activities. Cameron tells us more.

Posted 04 January 2022

Happy New Year from SATNAV!

SATNAV are always looking for novel ways to communicate science and collaborate with other societies. This term has been no different with new partnerships and even a merge with another group! Chair Anna tells us more.

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