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


pure and applied chemistry Thomas Graham Building,
G1 1XL
t:+44(0)141 548 2282

Forensic Science

Student Testimonial

Find out what international student Kaitlin Hykel 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