Gain the academic training required to become a professional chemist. On this programme, accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (see page 192), you will study all aspects of chemistry and develop strong practical, analytical and problem-solving skills. This will culminate in an independent research project, which you will undertake with supervision from one of our many research groups and lead scientists. You will develop the practical skills so vital to chemists through laboratory classes held in our modern teaching laboratories. Here you will discover new techniques and learn to use sophisticated instrumentation. These classes complement a wide range of lectures, workshops and tutorials in topics ranging from fundamental chemistry to advanced contemporary research. All this will equip you to make your contribution to the discovery of new chemistry. In recent years, our students have conducted research projects in incredibly diverse topics. These include the measurement of electron transport across membranes to probe their potential in renewable energy; and the synthesis of molecular switches for nanomachines and the investigation of their microscopic molecular mechanisms.