Learning and teaching

Chemistry

The ambition of the Department of Chemistry is to establish itself as a leading centre for research and teaching. Currently, we offer an undergraduate degree programme in chemistry and an MRes in advanced chemical sciences.

The structure of the undergraduate degree programme is designed to accommodate the background and specific requirements of students and is compatible with the modules offered by University of Liverpool so students may spend their last two years studying at Liverpool. To consolidate the learning of theoretical chemistry, students spend a high percentage of time performing practical experimentations. Our laboratories are equipped with modern facilities, where students are exposed to the state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentations used by respectable industries and research institutes.

In their final year, students are required to undertake mini research project as an essential part of their training. These projects are carried out in real research environments and aim to tackle real research objectives. At the end of the project, students are required to submit a thesis detailing the background, experimental approach and a discussion of results. The programme, and its teaching, gives student a taste of research career and exposes them to current research topics in the department. This hands-on experience with modern technologies and first-hand experience in research activities makes our graduate students more competitive in establishing a career in both academic and industrial environments.

"We aim to provide students with research-led education in modern chemistry, covering organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical and theoretical chemistry, and analytical chemistry."
Professor Kim Lau, Head of Department