School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

10 Reasons to Choose the School

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There are so many reasons why you ought to make Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen's your first choice; from our amazing reputation and heritage, to our world class facilities and research calibre. Keep scrolling and discover for yourself ten of the best reasons for you to join us...

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THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND

We are the UK's ONLY combined Chemistry and Chemical Engineering School.

We specialise in training high quality graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st century world.

About the School

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BELFAST – STUDENT CITY

The School benefits from its campus location just south of Belfast’s thriving city centre.

Voted one of the world’s top 10 destinations by National Geographic Traveller in 2012, Belfast was also recently revealed as the most affordable city for students to live and study in, as well as having the lowest cost of living in the UK.

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GLOBAL IMPACT

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is truly world-leading in both its teaching and its research output.

Almost two thirds of its Research Excellence Framework 2014 submitted case studies being classed as outstanding in terms of global reach and research significance.

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WORLD CLASS FACILITIES

Our range of technical, scientific and research facilities is truly impressive.

Our well-equipped research laboratories are augmented by excellent computational facilities and some of the most modern instrumentation available.

Facilities

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

As a School, we recognise and respect a wide diversity of ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations.

We provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all staff and students; we were recently awarded a Silver Award by Athena SWAN in recognition of good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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AN INTERNATIONAL APPROACH

We have a continually growing international community of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff within our School.

Our research is conducted and recognised as excellent across the world. We encourage all our undergraduate students to consider spending a period of time abroad and we actively supports both the Erasmus Scheme and the Study Abroad programme.

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MULTIFACETED RESEARCH PORTFOLIO

We are involved in cutting-edge research that spans a multitude of fields.

We are also global leaders in the areas of Energy and Catalysis (CentACat), Materials (IMM), and Synthetic Organic Chemistry (SynBIOC).

Our research

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INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE

Investment continues to be made in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering extending our range of facilities.

The well-equipped research laboratories are augmented by excellent computational facilities and some of the most modern instrumentation available.

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BOUNDLESS OPPORTUNITIES

At the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering you will have access to our facilities and resources and, most importantly, our dedicated staff.

Students enjoy the benefits of modern practical laboratories, extensive computer facilities, and a programme for the development of personal skills, such as computation, information processing, problem solving and written and oral communication.

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SKILLS TO UNDERPIN YOUR CAREER

At Queen’s we pay particular attention to the skills base and experience that will help you realise your ambitions once you graduate.

Our programmes have been structured to embed the development of skills and professional experience across core and optional modules. In providing you with a common foundation of knowledge, skills and experience, we also offer our students opportunities to tailor their degree according to their interests and career ambitions.

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