Chemistry at Bradford
Bradford welcomes enthusiastic chemists with an ambition to develop their skills using imaginative solutions.
Through our programmes, we aim to provide you with a first class teaching experience and a passion for applying your skills to modern challenges. Our innovative undergraduate programmes in chemistry build on the core disciplines and provide additional skills for employment in key sectors.
You will study the fundamental components of modern chemistry, before taking the opportunity to specialise in one of the major sectors of the modern chemical industry. Our lecturing staff are all internationally recognised experts in their field who publish in top international scientific journals.
Bradford ranks 18th in UK for Chemistry
Not all Chemistry departments are created equal, and here at Bradford we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our hard work, innovative research and commitment to developing our facilities and infrastructure has led to us being ranked 18th in the Guardian University League tables 2019 for Chemistry.
While this result is a positive one for us, we will strive to ensure that we continue to develop and improve year on year to offer the best possible chemistry experience to our students.
Industry Standard Facilities
We have a range of teaching and research laboratories across City Campus. Centred in and around the Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis (Analytical Centre) in the Norcroft Building, we are proud to be the hub of analytical science at the University of Bradford.
Students will make use of these facilities during their studies, following practical chemistry training in the undergraduate teaching laboratories. Our teaching labs are fully equipped with fume hoods, rotary evaporators, chromatography, spectrometry and synthesis equipment to provide complete training as a practical modern chemist.
Where can Chemistry take you?
We know that a prime concern of our graduates is career prospects. Within the UK, and particularly within the North-West of England, the Chemical Industry is a very large graduate employer and continues to grow. In fact, in a recent survey by the New Scientist has shown that skills in Chemistry are the most highly desired by graduate recruiters, with 25% of recruiters saying that graduates with a Chemistry skillset are the hardest to come by.
A Chemistry degree from Bradford can open many doors into a wide range of roles.