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Enhance your learning with our state-of-the-art facilities

Lab work is integral to chemical sciences, and we provide exceptional facilities which support and enhance your practical learning and which will give you a taste of taste of the sort of environments you could be working in after university.

The Joseph Priestley building is the home to our Chemical scientists. We recently invested £5.2 million into its refurbishment and a new undergraduate teaching lab. The result is a cutting-edge learning space with 30 fume cupboards, a new teaching zone and benching for modern equipment.

You’ll find the design is based on that in commercial laboratories, meaning you’ll have an extra layer of preparation for the next stage of your career. The refurbishment is all part of a campus-wide renovation of vital facilities, including our new £39m Graduate Centre which opened last year.

In your final year, your programme may offer you the chance to undertake a research project. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and nurture research skills which can be applied across a number of career paths. If you choose to do a research project, you will have a member of staff assigned to support you, and you’ll be conducting your research in the same laboratories as our senior academic researchers.

These core facilities are incredibly comprehensive and include a mass spectrometry lab, microscopy facility, NMR facility, informatics resources, genomics facility, protein purification facility, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction facility and zebrafish facility.

There are also a wealth of research libraries in London, and Queen Mary’s location makes it easy for you to access these.