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Key facts

  • The School of Chemistry has a vigorous and internationally competitive research portfolio
  • Our research covers inorganic and materials, organic and biological, and physical and theoretical chemistry, and their interfaces with biology, engineering, materials, nanoscience, physics and astronomy.
  • Around £10m is raised annually for research from various sources
  • Access a comprehensive range of world-class facilities 


The school’s research laboratories are located in a purpose-designed building and in the nearby interdisciplinary Centre for Biomolecular Sciences.

Instrumentation facilities include

  • £2 million Centre for Mass Spectrometry
  • high-field and solid-state nmr
  • single crystal CCD
  • powder X-ray
  • XPS
  • ToF SIMS
  • world-class lasers
  • high-performance computing


The school raises over £10m per annum from UK research councils, the EU and industry, and recruits over 60 fully-funded postgraduates each year.

It has long-established links with major pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial and commercial companies, both nationally and internationally.

As well as funding studentships, companies such as GSK and AstraZeneca actively recruit from our postgraduate cohort annually and offer a wide range of placement opportunities.



Wendy Kirkup

Postgraduate Manager

School of Chemistry

The University of Nottingham

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