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Department of Chemistry

 Department of Chemistry

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Durham Chemistry is a thriving centre for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and for world-leading research in the chemical sciences. Our committed and enthusiastic staff make the Department a wonderful environment in which to work and study.

We have modern modular undergraduate courses and offer both three year BSc and four year M.Chem courses. You can also study chemistry in conjunction with other subjects via the Natural Science programme. Our four year courses include cutting-edge research projects based in Durham research groups, in industry or hosted by our international partners.

The Department has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research which covers a wide scientific spectrum from the development of bioactive probes through to the theory and computational study of molecular interactions. More details can be found via the web pages of our six research groupings. We work closely with many other Departments within the University, institutes such as the Biophysical Sciences Institute and Durham Energy Institute as well as research centres in areas such as Sustainable Chemistry, X-ray methods and Soft Matter. We also have strong links with many Universities, Research Centres and Companies in the UK and overseas.

For information on how to join us as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, as a research fellow or as member of staff please follow this link.


Upcoming Seminars

Scalable Functional Nanocoatings for Technological and Societal Applications

Presented by Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS, Durham UniversityTilden Prize Winner

22 November 2017 18:00 in CG60

This is a special seminar hosted by the RSC Teesside local section to celebrate Chemistry Week and their theme of 'Global Science'. Refreshments will be provided.

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Single-molecule studies with nanopores and nanopipettes

Presented by Professor Tim Albrecht, University of Birmingham

29 November 2017 14:00 in CG60

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