School of Chemical Sciences

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

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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.


The cancer treatments of tomorrow are being studied today by two young scientists who each receive one of the country’s most prestigious awards, a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Professor Margaret Brimble

Gilbert Wong looks at the forces shaping the future of food and how the University’s research is contributing to what’s likely to be on our plates in 2030.

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Dr Erin Leitao

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

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

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

Wine student in vineyard

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

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 students and 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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Keep up to date with the latest Science and Chemical Sciences news.

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Search for upcoming public events in the Faculty of Science.

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View important notices about scholarship opportunities, competitions and more.

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