Students at Lancaster University

Chemistry

Since our inception in 2012 we have invested over £30 million in your learning environment and recruited world-leading academic staff to match our ambitions.

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5th

in the UK for Chemistry
The Guardian University Guide 2020

8th

for Graduate Prospects
The Times Good University Guide 2019

11th

for Chemistry in the UK
The Complete University Guide 2020

Megan John is in her final year of her BSc Hons Chemistry

A home for Megan

"I knew Lancaster was the university for me when I came on my Open Day, and it was so friendly, the lecturers knew who I was. I really enjoy all the lab time you have on the degree because it really helps your learning. A lot of the other universities I’d visited had done chemistry in an organic, inorganic and physical way, but when I came here, the modules were more interchangeable, so you get a lot of variety in what you’re learning and it feels like a broader view of chemistry. We’re also really lucky because the Chemistry Building is relatively new. The labs are amazing!”

Our Chemistry degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. We have received a TEF Gold standard for excellent teaching.

The Royal Society of Chemistry
Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Research

Our Chemistry research is divided into three themes led by a team of research-active staff, at the forefront of their fields.

Business and Enterprise

We work with businesses of all sizes and in many ways - with collaborative research, internships, training, guest lectures and more.