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Get connected

Take advantage of our huge network of industry links

Learning environment

Study in our purpose-built £30m Science Centre

Workplace learning

Take the opportunity to complete a work placement on every course

Our undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry courses build upon our expertise in analytical science and the application of chemistry in areas such as pharmaceutical science and forensic science.

At Staffordshire University, we have modernised this traditional subject, ensuring the knowledge and skills developed by our students are fit for purpose in the current employment market. Our experienced academic staff provide budding chemists with a robust education, from the basic concepts that underpin chemistry, through to the development, synthesis and identification of complex molecules and materials.

With a flexible approach to learning, we provide opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge of chemistry beyond the laboratory. We also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics - producing confident, knowledgeable and highly skilled scientists that are ready for the world of work.



Work experience and careers

We'll connect you to your future. We've invested millions in creating new campus experiences designed around you. Giving you everything you need to open doors and break boundaries.

We've invested £40 million to make the student experience better for everyone. You’ll have the opportunity to experience our range of chemical equipment including a scanning electron microscope, x-ray diffractometer, and NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectrometer, so you’ll enter the workplace with knowledge of the latest technology.

Work experience opportunities

We hope to secure you the best position that matches your career goals, in the past our students have worked with:

  • Stafford County Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Staffordshire
  • Royal Air Force
  • Cobra Biologics and Pharmaceutical Services
  • RSPB
  • Patterson Cancer Research Laboratories
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS

Our students

Duncan Parker
Lecturer in Chemistry

The science centre is a phenomenal space to teach and learn in, with some of the best-equipped labs I've seen for use by undergraduate students.

Chemistry at Staffordshire is a fantastic opportunity to explore the subject in a hands-on way, with staff who know their field inside out and seek to bring out the creativity that is at the core of being a great scientist.

Our staff

John Wheeler
John WheelerCourse Leader

Dr. John Wheeler has expertise in Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.

Kevin Reiling
Kevin Reiling Course Leader

Kevin’s research explores the environmental impacts of aerial pollutants and toxic metals. He is also interested in the public understanding of science.

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Dr Jodie Dunnett
Dr Jodie DunnettCourse Leader – Forensic Science

I have been a lecturer in Forensic Science at Staffordshire University since 2007 although I have been involved with research and teaching in this area since 2003. I am actively involved in forensic science research my area of expertise is forensic chemistry, particularly drug analysis and profiling.

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Dr Neil Lamont
Dr Neil LamontChemistry Lead

Neil’s expertise is in analytical chemistry developed in the area of environmental science.

He is module leader for Basic Chemical Concepts, Vehicle Collision Investigation and Environmental Forensics and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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