A researcher in the Isolab laboratory

Your Chemistry offer

Congratulations on your offer. We hope to see you at one of our offer holder events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

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Our online events are a great way to find out more about your course, the community you'll be studying in, and they are an opportunity to meet staff and students, and experience subject taster sessions. Chemistry student Maddy hopes you can make it!

Hear from our students

Our students let you know exactly how it feels to be part of the Chemistry Department at Lancaster, how it feels to settle in and to push yourself to new highs.


A £26 million investment in our newly refurbished Faraday Building is benefiting students and researchers, with state-of-the-art laboratories as well as some of the best instrumentation in the UK. With cutting-edge resources for microscopy and nanofabrication, magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry, Lancaster is well equipped to give you the best experience.

Study Abroad

You may want to consider the Study Abroad variant of our programme. On this degree, you will spend your second year at one of our partner universities across the globe. It’s an opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.

Emily Hindley

A place for Emily

I loved the feel of the University when I first visited as it seemed to be like a small, friendly community. The consistent high rankings across university league tables were also really appealing as well!

Everyone I spoke to was really friendly and made me feel excited at the prospect of studying here. Although Lancaster is a small city, there is still so much to do here.

Over the course of my degree, I have spent extensive time in both synthetic and physical chemistry laboratories, developing my analytical and problem-solving skills. The degree has provided opportunities to also improve my teamwork, communication and independent thinking skills.

There is a vast range of research being conducted here at Lancaster across the different areas of chemistry. When it came to choosing my Masters research project, I was spoilt for choice! My research project was on 'Investigating the impact of monomer sequence on biodegradable copolymers'. It involved combining different polymers in an attempt to synthesise biodegradable polyesters that have desirable properties so they can be used in a variety of industries - including pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and packaging.

My supervisor has provided me with so much support. As my project links so closely to projects she is currently researching, it is clear she has a keen interest in the results I have got, and how to progress the project even further. I loved doing my project, as it combined many different areas of chemistry - including coordination chemistry, polymer chemistry and analytical chemistry.

Emily Hindley, MChem Hons Chemistry

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