University College London Chemistry

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University College London Chemistry

University College London Chemistry

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The Chemistry Department at UCL  offers an exciting and vibrant environment in which to study in one of the World’s top universities.

We offer an excellent education with high standards of teaching in an exciting but friendly environment. We foster a community feel to the department at all times and you will mix throughout your time here with staff, postgraduate students and researchers.

  1. We have a relatively small undergraduate intake of about 140 students per year whilst we have over 50 staff: a very low student/staff ratio.
  2. Contact hours are high including; three tutorials a week in the key first and second years.
  3. Our teaching is informed by research at every level. So from year one you will be encouraged to engage with researchers in the department.
  4. The MSci course research project accounts for half of your study in the final year.
  5. We offer a highly flexible degree programme and encourage you to maintain interests in other related field through:
  • optional courses in each year of study
  • structured Chemistry with… programmes in Maths and in Management
  • specialised programmes in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Physics

All of our undergraduate courses except MSci/BSc Chemical Physics are accredited by the RSC.



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Chemistry at UCL

Inspiring the future

Postgraduate study at UCL Chemistry

We offer a range of opportunities for MSc, MRes, EngD and PhD study including the M3S CDT

Postgraduate study


The department is one of the top chemistry departments in the UK and ranked second best in the UK for most impactful research.


Schools outreach programme

Get your students excited about chemistry by taking part in our Schools Outreach Programme


Available PhD Studentships

The department has a wide range of PhD Studentships available in all areas of chemistry.


Current vacancies

If you are thinking about coming to work at UCL, then this could be one of the best decisions you make in your life.


Athena SWAN

The Chemistry Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Athena Swan

University College London 
Gower Street
London  WC1E 6BT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2000