The School has a long history of excellence in research and teaching and we are committed to continuing that tradition. On this site you will find a great deal of information about our undergraduate and post graduate courses and also about our broad research portfolio, which spans the entire spectrum of chemical science as well as the interfaces with biology, materials science and physics.
The undergraduate degree programmes are varied and flexible and include honours degrees in Chemistry, Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry, and Chemical Physics, as well as a wide variety of joint degrees. Admission is initially into the College of Science & Engineering, and this allows you to explore a range of subjects in addition to chemistry before specialisation. This is a great way of broadening your scientific horizons.
The School has a superb research environment with world leading research groups and facilities. We welcome applications from the UK and overseas to our PhD programme, in which the Graduate School plays a key role. There is a wide variety of topics from which to choose at the cutting edge of Chemistry, many involving collaboration with industry and other research organisations in the UK and abroad.
General aspects of the School’s research can be found in the research section pages, with specifics in each member of staff’s profile. Our research covers all aspects of chemistry and together with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry we have formed WestCHEM, the Research School in Chemistry for the West of Scotland, which offers an outstanding research environment in a large, diverse and expanding chemistry research school. WestCHEM is also part of ScotCHEM, a major new collaborative venture between the major Schools of Chemistry in Scottish Universities.
Glasgow is a vibrant, friendly and exciting city with a great night-life, easy access to some of the best countryside in Europe, and a thriving cultural environment. You cannot fail to enjoy yourself - especially if you join the Chemistry student society, the Alchemist's.