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School of Chemistry

We are a leading chemistry school with a clear mission: to tackle the important scientific challenges of the 21st century.

Chemistry student in laboratory


Our wide selection of modules gives you the flexibility to shape your studies.


Our internationally renowned researchers are working to find solutions to major global challenges.

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Teaching facilities and support

Study chemistry in well-equipped modern teaching facilities housed in a historic building.

Student testing a catalyst in a lab


Our success with funding and broad range of research interests allows us to tackle a wide variety of research projects.

School pupils at the STEM Live engagement event


Take part in exciting demonstrations and interesting public lectures through our outreach programme.

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I'm glad I chose to study chemistry because every day I learn something new that blows my mind. The structure of the course at Cardiff has allowed me to balance studies with extracurricular activities such as sports and societies which I believe is integral to everyone's university experience. I believe that this course will open many doors for my future and I am going to look into doing a PhD once I graduate.

Harry Smallman, MChem Chemistry
Professor Richard Catlow

Professor Richard Catlow awarded knighthood

12 October 2020

Professor Richard Catlow has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his ‘remarkable’ and ‘impactful’ contributions to scientific research.

Full details of our BSc and MChem courses, including how to apply, are available in course finder.