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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.

Find out More About Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

Join Dr Patricia Marr and Dr Stephen Cochrane and find out more about chemistry, and how studying chemistry can allow you to make a real difference!

What Can a Chemistry Graduate Do?

Meet some of our Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry graduates, and hear from them about how studying in these areas has allowed them to catalyse their career success - just click on the play buttons above!

Can't watch the videos here? Click HERE to view these videos as a YouTube playlist!

Taster Lectures

  • 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 Ashleigh Henry, talks about her experiences.
Undergraduate Chemistry student Ashleigh Henry, talks about her experiences.
Dr Peter Knipe talks about his experiences of teaching on our undergraduate Chemistry course at Queen's, and how chemistry can help to change the world around us.
Dr Peter Knipe talks about his experiences of teaching on our undergraduate Chemistry course at Queen's, and how chemistry can help to change the world around us.

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Meet Past and Present Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Students During Our Live Sessions!

During these sessions, you'll be able to hear from some of our current students and graduates, and find out more about what studying chemistry and chemical engineering is really like, as well as the career opportunities a degree in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or chemical engineering can provide!

We're hosting two sessions during the event, which are taking place at:

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

...so why not join us for one or both of these live events and find out even more about chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen's!

To join the session, simply click on the link below!

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Our team will be online between 12:00 to 18:00 to answer any questions you might have.

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