Pure & Applied Chemistry

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Welcome to the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry where we are proud to offer excellent teaching, world-leading research, state-of-the-art facilities, and high student satisfaction. Independently rated top in Scotland for Student Satisfaction and Graduate Prospects, we provide a dynamic and stimulating research-led training environment.

On these pages you'll find useful information about the Department and our activities. We welcome contact from prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students, research collaborators, and industrial partners.

Professor John Murphy, Head of Department


 FREE Forensic Science Course starting now - places still available!

Centre for Forensic Science MOOC

Want to study forensic science at uni? Whet your appetite with our Introduction to Forensic Science course. Methods and scientific underpinning of forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case.

FREE online course:

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Timing: 3 hours per week
  • Certificates available

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Forensic Science

Student Testimonial

Find out what international student Caitlin Hagel thinks about the MSc in Forensic Science along with her time here at the University of Strathclyde.


Crime scene exercise

The video illustrates the first day of a two week exercise in crime scene investigation which is part of the first semester.


Research Highlights

Research Opportunities