Chemistry is the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances, their properties and reactions. Present day chemistry has become increasingly interdisciplinary as the elementary questions of sciences centre around the chemical nature of matter.

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers research opportunities for the degree of Doctor Philosophy in a wide range of areas. The school draws on the research base of chemistry, materials, medicine and environmental technology. This covers sensors, sustainable chemistry techniques, heterogeneous and bio catalysis, biophysical studies, new drug molecules, and environment monitoring. One of the main aims of the school is to facilitate an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the development of chemical science leading to new products and processes.