Welcome from the Head of Department
Congratulations on your results!
I'm delighted that you've chosen Durham University Chemistry Department for your degree studies and I look forward to meeting you this October.
I'm sure that your time in Durham will be both an intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding one. The University has much to offer in terms of not only your degree programme but also activities outside of your studies and is a wonderful place to spend three or four years as an undergraduate.
I look forward to welcoming you to Durham this October.
Professor Karl Coleman
What happens now?
You will find further information and guidance on the next steps of your student journey with us here.
Applicants who have already applied to us and hold an offer from us should check our Firm and Insurance Offer Holders page for guidance.
Prospective students seeking a place through Clearing should check the UCAS website as all vacancies will be advertised here. The possibility of vacancies in any programme will depend on the forthcoming results for applicants currently holding conditional offers with the University.
Students with questions that can’t be answered by the Applicant web pages to our Live Chat or telephone lines. This year, we have a new Hotline number: 0191 640 3491. This will be active from:
The live chat facility for all enquiries will be active from 10 - 20 August on our Study webpages and will be available between:
Do check your e-mails for important updates from Durham University, your allocated college and the Chemistry Department as you prepare to join us. Our college confirmation will begin next week, w.c. Monday 16 August.
Once you have been able to complete your online enrolment you will be given access to your personal @durham.ac.uk email address and this will allow you to access important information from the Chemistry Department through both our virtual learning environment (Blackboard Learn Ultra) and a dedicated SharePoint site.
Both Learn Ultra and our undergraduate SharePoint site will be key resources for you during your time at Durham so do take the time to explore the content.
We look forward to meeting you in October!
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!
Welcome! You've done a fantastic job doing your A Levels in the weirdest of circumstances. From the quality of the course to societies and sports, there’s a wealth of opportunities. Try everything that piques your interest! Your time as a chemist here will be rigorous yet rewarding. The lecturers are extremely approachable, and through the department's championing of pastoral care I’ve always felt supported. Uni is about discovering new things. Hope you have a great time just as I have!
The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.
We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!
Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!
Enquiries about Chemistry and our courses should be sent via the emails below:
Department of ChemistryDurham UniversityStockton RoadDurhamDH1 3LEUnited Kingdom
Telephone (UK): +44 (0191) 334 2076Telephone (International): +44 191 334 2000