• 96% overall student satisfaction National Student Survey 2017
  • 9th in the UK for Chemistry The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • £26m refurbishment and investment in Chemistry facilities

Undergraduate Study

Our expanding team of research-active staff are dedicated to providing the best chemistry education for our students, and we aspire to our courses ranking amongst the most highly regarded in the UK.

Postgraduate Study

One our key aims is to help train chemists able to carry out advanced postgraduate research. We offer the opportunity to undertake a PhD in Chemistry in our new facilities.


The research vision of Lancaster Chemistry is summarised in our mission statement: "To advance chemical research at disciplinary interfaces, underpinned by excellence in the core discipline of chemistry"

Our Chemistry degree programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Lancaster is The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018 and has also received a TEF Gold standard for excellent teaching.

Learn from renowned experts

We have attracted a diverse and expanding team of research-active staff from top universities, who are leaders in their fields. We share a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as research. Our staff consists of both new lecturers and experienced academics, creating a vibrant community of which our students are an essential and integral part. They have a variety of research backgrounds and thus have interests spanning many areas of both fundamental and contemporary chemistry. Perhaps most importantly, they share common ground in research-excellence, an inclusive and collaborative spirit, and a dedication to passing on their knowledge and passion for chemistry to a new generation of researchers.