Why choose Bristol?

As a Chemistry student at Bristol, you will benefit from an exceptional standard of teaching in a department with an international reputation for research.

Our strength in research was confirmed by the results of the last Research Assessment Exercise, a national audit of universities’ research output, which placed Bristol among the top four chemistry departments in the UK. As a result, some of the world’s top chemists are attracted to work and teach at Bristol.

As an undergraduate student, you will have access to a high calibre of research facilities and infrastructure throughout your degree programme, and particularly during your final-year research project.

We are a large chemistry department, admitting about 180 undergraduate students to our Chemistry and Chemical Physics degree programmes every year. Most of these students come from the UK, but a number also come from further afield.

We also have a large postgraduate population, with almost 240 students studying for research degrees.

All our students are supported by nearly 70 members of academic staff, with interests and expertise that cover the full spectrum of chemistry, from fundamental theory to applications.

The result is a vibrant and dynamic department and an exciting and enjoyable place to study and work.

Bristol Chemlabs

Bristol ChemLabS is the only Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning devoted to chemistry. Bristol ChemLabS has revolutionised the way our students study practical chemistry. We have transformed our teaching laboratories into world-class facilities that are equipped with the latest equipment and instrumentation.

Dynamic Lab Manual

Our innovative online Dynamic Laboratory Manual (DLM) will help you prepare thoroughly before you come into the laboratory. The DLM has transformed teaching and student learning in a laboratory environment.

The staff and students were very welcoming when I visited after applying and the facilities were impressive - the chemistry building in particular had just undergone a major refurbishment to provide a world-class facility.

Robert, MSci Chemistry

How to apply

Under the supervision of my personal tutor I spent the summer using NMR to elucidate organic molecular structures... there are very few places in the world where I could experience this first-hand.

Sean, MSci Chemistry