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Chemistry is the “central science” - whether improving health by the development of new drugs and testing methods or guaranteeing the sustainability of future generations by creating new recyclable materials and fuels, chemistry is central to almost every aspect of our daily lives. 

Chemistry is all around us, playing roles in everything you can think of, from the formation of the universe to Formula 1 racing, from fragrances to forensics and from the food industry to cosmetics. Chemistry has been even more visible recently in addressing huge global challenges, including COVID-19 and climate change.

Pushing the boundaries in chemistry research and education is critically important to the future of society. This is what we do at Queen’s University Belfast. The analytical and intellectual skills gained by studying chemistry will allow you to be at the forefront of these developments, putting you in huge demand across a range of sectors in chemical science fields, as well as others, including education, public service, and policy development, as a result of your significant and valuable transferrable skills. 

Studying for a degree in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry is your way to make a real difference.

Welcome to Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

What Can a Chemistry Graduate Do?

The skills that you’ll gain as you study chemistry and medicinal chemistry will allow you to enter into cutting-edge careers within world-leading organisations within the wider area of chemical sciences, and beyond! 

Above, you'll be able to hear from a number of our recent graduates, and find out more about how studying chemistry or medicinal chemistry has catalysed their success! To watch their videos, just click the play buttons!

Can't see the videos above? Don't worry! You can view them all within this playlist on YouTube.

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Discovery Sessions

  • CCE: Organic Chemistry Tutorial

    Studying chemistry involves much more than just lectures – at Queen’s, you’ll experience a range of teaching approaches, including small group tutorials, which will help you to understand key concepts fully, via discussion and problem-based learning. Join Dr Peter Knipe to find out what these tutorials are really like, and get a taste of how we use these to support your learning!

  • Tour of Facilities

    Join Dr Dan Corbett for a tour of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Subject Overview

Pushing the boundaries in chemistry research and education is critically important to the future of society. This is what we do at Queen’s University Belfast. The analytical and intellectual skills gained by studying chemistry will allow you to be at the forefront of these developments, putting you in huge demand across a range of sectors in chemical science fields, as well as others, including education, public service, and policy development, as a result of your significant and valuable transferrable skills. 

Studying for a degree in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry is your way to make a real difference.

93%
of our students are satisfied with the MSci Chemistry course at Queen’s
(discoveruni.gov.uk)
Ranked 1st
in the UK for Research Intensity for Chemistry
(Complete University Guide 2021)
Undergraduate Chemistry student Alice Culkin, talks about her experiences
Undergraduate Chemistry student Alice Culkin, talks about her experiences
Member of our Chemistry academic staff, Peter Knipe, talks about his experiences teaching on our undergraduate Chemistry course at Queen's and the potential of his subject to help change the world
Member of our Chemistry academic staff, Peter Knipe, talks about his experiences teaching on our undergraduate Chemistry course at Queen's and the potential of his subject to help change the world

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