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Chemistry Undergraduate Admissions

Chemistry tops the tables!

Durham Chemistry Department topped the UK research impact charts in the December 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework).
The Department of Chemistry at Durham University has been placed in the top two in the 2016 subject league tables published by The Independent newspaper. Durham Chemistry has been ranked third in The Independent and The Times for the past few years. Our consistent high ranking reflects our long-term and continued commitment to teaching and the student experience. The Department's size and staff make up means we can balance the constant strive for excellence in all we do, with a friendly atmosphere and personal approach to student interactions. We care!

The top five Chemistry Departments in recent league tables are shown below:

The Independent Complete University Guide 2016

  1. Cambridge
  2. Durham
  3. Oxford
  4. Imperial
  5. Warwick

The Independent Complete University Guide 2015

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. Imperial
  5. Warwick

The Independent Complete University Guide 2014

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. St Andrews
  5. Bristol

The Independent Complete University Guide 2013

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. St Andrews
  5. Imperial College

The Times Good University Guide 2013

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. St Andrews
  5. Nottingham

The Independent Complete University Guide 2012

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. St Andrews
  5. Nottingham

The Times Good University Guide 2012

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. York
  5. St Andrews

The Independent Complete University Guide 2011

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. Imperial
  5. York

The Times Good University Guide 2011

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Durham
  4. York
  5. St Andrews

Key facts

REF 2014 - Durham Chemistry tops the UK research impact charts.

The Department is in the top 2 in the 2016 subject league tables.

Highest employability in the UK, Over 95% of our graduates find employment within 6 months of graduating.