Chemistry at the University of Leicester

We have a reputation as a friendly, supportive department that produces highly trained graduates with skills valued by employers. This is because we offer high quality courses designed to give you a wide range of employment opportunities, and the courses are carefully structured to ensure you cover all the relevant topics.

One of the great strengths of our degrees is their flexibility, allowing you to move between certain courses at the end of your first year. You will benefit from our excellent teaching, our recently-expanded and well-equipped teaching laboratories, our high-quality welfare provision and academic support. You will also reap the benefits of the cutting-edge research being carried out in the department by our academics – the same academics who teach you.

Our specialist research areas include atmospheric chemistry, chemical biology, materials and interfaces, spectroscopy and dynamics, and sustainable synthesis and catalysis. You can learn about the very latest breakthroughs in each area throughout your course. In your final year, you will carry out your own personal research project, working under one of our academic staff applying the knowledge and practical skills which you have gained – placing you at the cutting edge of chemistry research.