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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Durham

We're proud to be a World Top 100 department with an extensive research base.

"It's incredible to watch our exceptional students develop as scientists and become highly engaged problem solvers ready to shape the future!"

Professor Chris Greenwell, Head of Department

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96% of our research outputs are world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
5th in the UK for Chemistry in the Guardian University Guide 2022
6th The Complete University Guide 2022
Ranked 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

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  • Undergraduate Study

    We offer both BSc and MChem undergraduate courses, many accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • Postgraduate Study

    Discover our MSc and PhD research degrees at a world-leading university.

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Undergraduate Study

We offer both BSc and MChem undergraduate courses, many accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Research student in laboratory

Postgraduate Study

Discover our MSc and PhD research degrees at a world-leading university.

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Our research

We are a vibrant, research-led department with an international reputation for cutting-edge science.

Our research is consistently seen as internationally excellent in research assessments and was the best in the UK for impact that has arisen from that research in the last exercise.
Research and impact at Durham

Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, (EDI) is fundamental to a supportive, progressive and successful Department. The Chemistry Department provides an open and inclusive workplace and study culture where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We are responsible for promoting best practice in everything we do.

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Our facilities and equipment

We provide services to our in-house researchers and students. We also work with many UK and overseas companies and other universities and research institutions.

We are a recognised centre of excellence in crystallography, attracting academic collaborations from all over the world due to our unique range of instrumentation. Our state-of-the art equipment for powder diffraction measurements and members of staff have considerable expertise in all aspects of this analytical technique.
Our world-leading facilities
Facilities at Durham University Chemistry department

Get in touch

Enquiries about Chemistry and our courses should be sent via the emails below:

Department of Chemistry
Durham University
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
United Kingdom

 

Telephone (UK): +44 (0191) 334 2076
Telephone (International): +44 191 334 2000

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