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  • PhD Studentships in Chemistry

    Funded PhD studentships

    A fully-funed 3.5 year PhD studentship in Computational Chemistry, working with Prof Jamshed Anwar, is available starting immediately.

    The project, supported by Syngenta and Lancaster University, aims to predict solubility from molecular simulation. For further details, see here.

    Self-funded PhD students

    We welcome applications from those seeking to perform leading research for the degree of PhD. Research opportunities are available within each of our research areas, which are broadly categorised as analytical chemistry and spectroscopy; Chemical theory and chemical computation; and Synthetic chemistry.

    Chemistry at Lancaster prides itself in its research transcending traditional boundaries and in having real-world applications; in particular, we have interests in diverse fields such as light-emitting materials, polymers, solar cells, pharmaceuticals, and interactions with industry.




  • Undergraduate Courses

    Three and four-year undergraduate chemistry courses are available.

    Our expanding team of research-active staff are dedicated to providing the best chemistry education for our students, and we aspire to our courses ranking amongst the most highly regarded in the UK. Our Chemistry degree schemes reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching, and our ethos of interdisciplinary research at the forefront of chemistry. Our degrees incorporate many specialised advanced topics taught by leaders in their respective fields, whilst providing an excellent, broad grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry.

    Our courses include:

    • BSc Chemistry (F100)
    • MChem Chemistry (F101)
    • MChem Chemistry with a study year in North America (F1T7)
    • BSc Environmental Chemistry (F140)
    • MChem Environmental Chemistry (F141)
    • MChem Environmental Chemistry with a study year Abroad (F143)

  • Chemistry at Lancaster

    This is an exciting time to be involved with Chemistry at Lancaster University.

    The recently-founded Department of Chemistry boasts an expanding team of research-active academic staff at the forefront of research in their respective fields. It benefits from a significant investment from the University, including an extensive building redevelopment project that will provide the Department with custom-designed spaces for teaching and research, together with an extensive array of new instrumentation and equipment to support our research activities.

    Our vision for the Department is ambitious; to create a Chemistry Department with both research and teaching that is competitive with the very best the UK has to offer. Our staff come from a variety of research backgrounds and thus have interests spanning many areas of both fundamental and contemporary interest. Perhaps most importantly, they share common ground in research-excellence, an inclusive and collaborative spirit, and a dedication to passing on their knowledge and passion for chemistry to a new generation of researchers.

    Our research is broadly categorised into

    • Synthetic Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy
    • Chemical Theory and Computation



  • News

    SLF-Lancaster Chemistry Competition

    Earlier this week, sixth form students from across the South Lakes area visited the Chemistry Department at Lancaster University, to compete against each other in the inaugural South Lakes Federation-Lancaster Chemistry Competition.

    University looks to play matchmaker between businesses and top researchers

    Lancaster University is looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events.The Collaborative Impact events aim to match industry ideas to academic research to forge partnerships that lead to novel products and services.

    New NMR equipment and expertise for Chemistry at Lancaster

    The opening of a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory is the latest boost to the return of chemistry to Lancaster University.