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In the last few years £29 million pounds has been invested in new Chemistry buildings and research facilities at York.
The York Chemistry Department has a large and successful research school, located in modern laboratories on an attractive campus close to one of England's most beautiful and historic cities. There are more than 50 academic and senior research staff in the department offering a wide range of research opportunities. The majority of our ca 150 graduate students are doing research for the PhD degree, but others study for MPhil and MSc research degrees. We offer a taught MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology as well as an interdisciplinary MRes degrees in Computational Biology which we offer in collaboration with the York Biology and Computer Science departments. About 90 post-doctoral research fellows and academic visitors on research leave from their permanent positions at other universities around the world form another vital part of our chemistry research community.
Recognising that Internet searching has become the method of choice for most scientists seeking information, we offer the following selection of our web sites which may be helpful to anyone thinking of coming to do chemistry in York:
http://www.york.ac.uk/ - our University homepage.
http://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/postgraduate/ - our departmental graduate study pages.
http://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/postgraduate/taught/ - our Taught Masters courses.
http://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/postgraduate/research/phdopps/ - currently available research studentships.
http://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/ - staff research interests.
http://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/postgraduate/research/funding/ - sources of financial support for graduate students.
The range of research interests and opportunities for study leading to a higher degree is extremely broad. Whether your interest is in the spectroscopy of surfaces, organic synthesis, protein structure, or any other area of modern chemical research, there probably is something going on in York to engage your interest. Do visit our web sites and contact us for any further information you might need.
We are a multicultural team of researchers. Our central aim is to undertake research of the highest international standards in Computer Science and related areas. Research is structured into groups, most of them internationally recognised:
• Advanced Computer Architectures;
• Artificial Intelligence;
• Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition;
• Enterprise Systems;
• High Integrity Systems Engineering;
• Human Computer Interaction;
• Non-Standard Computation;
• Programming Languages and Systems;
• Real-Time Systems.
Research (MSc/MPhil/PhD) students are allocated to groups, enjoy all the facilities of the Department, are funded to attend conferences and experience a number of training opportunities in addition to their research studies. Our approach to research has an emphasis on multidisciplinary work with project teams linking members of different groups, expanding to collaboration with other departments at York, industry and researchers around the world. Current research is funded by grants and contracts with a value totalling more than £11 million from UK science research councils, European Commission and industry. Excellent relations with industry have led the Department to the designation of /University Technology Centre/ by Rolls-Royce and /Centre of Excellence/ by BAE Systems.
World class research
We confirmed our position as a world-leading research organisation with an international reputation for excellence following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
We were ranked equal first nationally for our research environment and are in the top ten nationally, coming 7th out of 32 institutions in the highly competitive Unit of Assessment for public health, health services and primary care. The quality, breadth and volume of our research activity is shown by the fact that 83% of activity submitted was judged as world leading or internationally excellent.
Our aim is to develop the contribution of scientific evidence in health and health care through high quality research, effective dissemination and implementation. Our research is characterised by: interdisciplinary and international collaboration, a robust scientific foundation and relevance and impact for policy and practice. Researchers in the department collaborate closely with the large, multidisciplinary confederation of university departments and research centres involved in health related research, including the Hull York Medical School (HYMS), the Centre for Health Economics and the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.
We have research teams working in a number of clinical areas, including cardiac care and education, epidemiology and genetics, mother and infant health, mental health, wound care and complementary and alternative medicine. Researchers are also working to develop and apply rigorous methodology in randomised trials, health care statistics and qualitative methods.
Producing evidence does not in itself improve health, so we work to find out how evidence is translated into practice, in particular by research into communication and decision making in health care. We also inform and evaluate health policy in various areas including addiction and inequalities in health. All our research groups are interdisciplinary, typically involving clinicians, statisticians, health economists, psychologists, sociologists and epidemiologists.
Please visit our web site at www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/research for information on research areas in the Department.