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All our courses have an emphasis on practical work which mimics the real world, in laboratories equipped with industry-standard equipment.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate students have access to

  • a synthetic chemistry suite
  • nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • a state of the art mass spectrometry suite
  • two cell culture suites consisting of eleven laminar flow hoods and incubators
  • an extensive range of analytical equipment, such as HPLCs, GCs atomic spectroscopy and infra-red spectroscopy.
  • high-powered microscopes for cell and tissue analysis
  • state of the art fluorescence technology for the quantitative measurement of DNA and protein

On completion our cell culture suite won an S-lab award for the best refurbished laboratory. The S-lab scheme is sponsored by highly regarded scientific organisations including the national HE-STEM programme, the Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

A new Chemistry laboratory will be available from Spring 2017 as part of the university's £10 million investment in STEM facilities.

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