The Department offers courses in the Short Course, Undergraduate and taught Masters programmes which are designed for distance learning students. Our courses are delivered through CD-ROM and DVD, the Web and electronic conferencing in addition to traditional text, video and face-to-face methods. Some courses are built around experimental work both in the laboratory and in the field. The Department was rated as Excellent in the national Teaching Quality Assessments (one of only 12 of the 72 assessed chemistry departments in England to reach this standard) and our named undergraduate award, the BSc in Molecular Science, has been accorded formal recognition by The Royal Society of Chemistry.
There is a research school in the Department of Chemistry and Analytical Science, where on-campus, graduate students and post-doctoral workers carry out research in our well equipped laboratories. Research is undertaken in the following areas: Bioorganic, Bioinorganic and Medicinal chemistry; Materials, Biomaterials and Supramolecular chemistry; Analytical science. Research degrees offered are BPhil, MPhil and PhD and it is possible to work towards these qualifications part-time.
Acting Head of Department: Professor Peter G Taylor