Our students join a lively intellectual environment that offers innovative teaching and world-leading research in superb new facilities.

Combining our expertise in chemistry and physics gives us an edge in materials science research, and collaborations take our discoveries from the lab to the world.


Study Chemistry and find out how atoms and molecules interact and behave.

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Available subjects

  • Chemistry


Explore the way our world is put together and how it works. Study the universe from the smallest parts of an atom to the cosmos.

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Available subjects

  • Applied Physics
  • Physics

Drug Discovery

Research in drug discovery and development enables the identification of new drug targets and therapeutics.

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Our research expertise

We are at the forefront of a wide range of exciting research

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Latest news

  • Trio of SCPS Marsden success

    The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences is celebrating a trio of successful Marsden grant applications following the recent 2017 funding announcement.

  • SCPS student receives Cambridge Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship

    Alexander Sneyd, a former Honours student at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, has received a Rutherford Foundation Trust scholarship to pursue a PhD at the University of Cambridge investigating the fundamental physics of alternative solar cell materials such a perovskites and organic semiconductors.