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.

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in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction, National Student Survey 2021.
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Latest news

Posted 17 August 2021

The 93% Club: #StateSchoolProud

Nazibur reflects on the the 93% Club's first year as part of the EPS Community, running professional events and supporting students from state schools. It's been a fantastic year with many employability-focused events.

Posted 17 August 2021

Engaging with energy

It's been another busy semester for the Birmingham Energy Society! Their President, Nandini, tells us about semester two for BES, including several online talks and networking events.

Posted 17 August 2021

A brilliant first year for Women in Tech!

This year, the Women in Tech society has truly flourished, running a variety of virtual events throughout both semesters. The committee reflect on their year and share exciting results from the EPS Societies' Awards!

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