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Chemistry

Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it links other disciplines; indeed an understanding of chemistry is needed to fully understand biology, geology, astronomy, physics, medicine and engineering, among others. Chemistry touches almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the shampoo you use in the shower to the petrol you put in your car, and it enhances our quality of life beyond measure.

Chemistry will become increasingly important in our future knowledge-based society: chemists develop life-saving drugs, they work to produce clean water and energy supplies, pest-control agents, biodegradable materials and sustainable fuel.

A Chemistry degree can open up the door to opportunities in multi-billion pound manufacturing industries like energy, pharmaceuticals and fragrances, while the analytical and intellectual skills gained by studying chemistry are in demand across a range of sectors from education to public service, accounting and management.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen's

Join Dr Stephen Cochrane for this webinar on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen's.

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Discovery Sessions

  • CCE: Physical Chemistry Lecture

    An Introduction to Physical Chemistry

  • CCE: Organic Chemistry Tutorial

    Tutorials are regular small-group discussions with a member of staff on a particular topic. This is a taster of what tutorials will be like – Dr Peter Knipe gives a brief explanation of a concept: Stabilization of carbocations, then asks a student to apply that concept to a new problem - the regioselectivity of electrophilic addition.

  • Tour of Facilities

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

Subject Overview

A Chemistry degree can open up the door to opportunities in multi-billion pound manufacturing industries like energy, pharmaceuticals and fragrances, while the analytical and intellectual skills gained by studying chemistry are in demand across a range of sectors from education to public service, accounting and management.

16th
in the UK for Chemical Engineering
(Complete University Guide 2021)
Joint 1st
in the UK for Research Intensity for Chemistry
(Complete University Guide 2021)
Undergraduate Chemistry student Ashleigh Henry, talks about her experiences
Undergraduate Chemistry student Ashleigh Henry, 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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