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Studying Chemistry at Lancaster

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Why Chemistry?

Chemists have been instrumental in developing our modern world

Expanding food sources through fertilisers; powering our lives with batteries, fuels and electricity; building structures and devices of ever increasing complexity from specialised materials; curing disease with advanced pharmaceuticals; and enabling us to explore and inhabit space using rocket fuel and materials capable of surviving extreme conditions. Chemistry is a fundamental part of our daily lives, and increasingly we shape our world by understanding and controlling chemical processes.

By studying chemistry, you will learn how to address such fundamental challenges, and you will be taught creative problem-solving skills that will enable you to find unique ways of solving them.

Lancaster University is one of the UK's top universities, with consistently high ranking in the UK league tables. The research and teaching activity across Science and Technology at Lancaster is recognised to be world class; the new Chemistry department is being built to the same ambitious standard.