Top UK Universities - Chemistry

The Oxford University Chemistry Department is the largest in the western world, it engaged in a number of innovative areas of work including chemistry for measurement, drug discovery, energy, catalysis, nanochemistry, synthesis, atmospheric chemistry, synthetic biology and femtochemistry. The RAE 2008 confirmed that Oxford Chemistry has the highest “power rating” (breadth and depth of science) in the UK.

The School of Chemistry at St. Andrews was rated as Excellent in the Teaching Quality Assessment of 1994 and is placed in the top 5 UK chemistry departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

In the Independent's Complete University Guide (2010), Durham Chemistry was ranked 4th out of 48 institutions in the UK. The Department of Chemistry was graded "Excellent" in the HEFCE Teaching Quality Assessment exercise for Chemistry. It was also awarded a Grade 5*A in the 2001 RAE.

The Chemistry Department st University of York has become the first academic department in the UK to win the Athena Swan gold award for its commitment to women in science. The National Student Survey has rated York in the top 5 of UK chemistry departments, with it being ranked top in 2007.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds was confirmed as one of the top departments, being ranked 8th in the UK (RAE 2008). It also received  "excellent" rating for its teaching in the Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA).

Top UK Universities For Chemistry Program (Top 30 list):
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 St Andrews
4 Durham
5 York
6 Sheffield
7 Bristol
8 Southampton
9 Imperial College
10 Glasgow
11 Warwick
12 Strathclyde
13 Nottingham
14 Liverpool
15 Sussex
16 Aberdeen
17 Leeds
17 Bath
19 Loughborough
19 UCL
21 Surrey
22 Leicester
23 Nottingham Trent
24 Cardiff
25 Edinburgh
25 Hull
27 Manchester
28 Heriot-Watt
29 East Anglia
30 Queen's Belfast

Source: Times Good University Guide 2010

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