Research projects

In the later stages of your course (BSc - Level 3 and MChem - Level 4), you will be required to carry out an undergraduate research project. You are able to do a project in any of our research groups. We also offer education-based projects for those students interested in pursuing a career in teaching.

The BSc - Level 3 projects are designed to last for one semester, while the MChem - Level 4 projects span two semesters. These projects give every student a taste of the cutting-edge research we do in the Department. In a lot of cases, students find their results are published in leading journals - so not only will you have experience working on innovative research, you can also boost your CV by having your name on a published article.

Our research activities span the full range of chemical science, including:

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Biological chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Catalysis
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Fluorine chemistry
  • Computational modelling
  • Nanoparticles
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Electrochemistry