School of Biological and Chemical Sciences


The Chemistry department at Queen Mary is a vibrant and growing department, with internationally leading researchers. The Chemistry Research Excellence Framework submission of 2014 was ranked equal 6th in the UK for research outputs.


The Chemistry Department is responsible for the delivery of the Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc and MSci degree programmes in addition to the Chemical Research MSc.

The undergraduate Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry programmes also offer a Year in Industry/Research pathway. In recent year, some of our students have been awarded highly prestigious work placements with UK and international pharmaceutical companies including Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. Practicals are delivered in our new Chemistry Laboratory, a £5.2 million state of the art facility, where every student works independently in a fumehood and has access to research level equipment.

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Our research focuses on the three central themes of Functional Materials and Nanoscience, Physical and Computational Chemistry and Synthesis and catalysis. Research in the department is supported by facilities including the analytical and mass spectrometry laboratory, bioinformatics clusters, confocal and epifluorescence microscopy, NMR spectroscopy, protein purification (including cloning and expression) and X-ray diffraction.

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Research Themes

Learn more about our functional materials and nanoscience research.

Learn more about our physical and computational chemistry research.

Learn more about our synthesis and catalysis research.