School of Chemical Sciences

We offer students, staff and the community a diverse range of world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and resources.

PG Chemistry student working in the lab

Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the composition of different types of matter and their properties, interactions and use in modern life.

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Rebecca Deed raising the bar with wine

Scientist Rebecca Deed will take the stage at Raising the Bar in August to talk about the chemistry involved in that glass of wine.

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Dr Erin Leitao

Our internationally recognised scholars are committed to producing high-quality research and teaching.

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Food science student conducting tests

Explore our diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate chemical science programmes.

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Pureed carrots

If you're interested in diet, nutrition and the body's interaction with the food, our new programme in Food Science might be right for you.

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Student in lab

This brand new undergraduate programme will give you the tools to help tackle issues of sustainability, pollution and climate change.

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Wine student in vineyard

Prepare for a career in the wine industry with our our postgraduate Wine Science programme, based on beautiful Waiheke Island.

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Medicinal Chemistry student in the lab

We cover a vast array of research areas, with contributions from postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows at all levels.

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Chemistry graduate Joseph Peni working as a Phlebotomist

Meet our graduates and find out where their Chemical Science degree has taken them.

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We collaborate with several University-led and nationally operated research centres.

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