University of Bath Chemistry

University of Bath Chemistry

University of Bath

Thinking of studying chemistry?

For more information on our undergraduate courses, including entry requirements, placement and careers information and other details please see our Study web pages:


Why Chemistry at Bath?

Course flexibility

Regardless of the Chemistry course you apply to, you can change to another Chemistry course when you start.  It’s also possible to switch from one course to another, for example, at the end of Year 1, if you have taken the Management option you may switch from Chemistry to Chemistry with Management.

Study Year Abroad and Industrial Placement option

You may spend your third year at a university abroad or on an industrial placement with a prestigious employer, comprehensively supported before and throughout the year.

Our outstanding reputation for placements and training means that around 60% of our students choose this option.

State-of-the-art laboratories

Our teaching laboratories were built with the student’s experience in mind, providing a pleasant,  light and airy environment. Demonstrators are always on hand to help, students have their own lockers and equipment, and lab coats are free!

We have three, well equipped, teaching laboratories:

  • Synthetic laboratory for organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical laboratory for physical chemistry
  • Computional chemistry laboratory



REF 2014 performance

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

Research Centres

Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies – CSCT with the Department of Chemical Engineering

Research areas

Research in the Department of Chemistry spans all sub-disciplines, from theoretical physical chemistry to biological chemistry and antibody engineering. There are four research groups:

Additionally, collaborative research both between groups with other Departments is important. There collaborations include: