The Department of Chemistry at UCL is the oldest in England. It has a distinguished past of chemical excellence including Sir William Ramsays Nobel prize-winning discovery of five noble gases and Sir Christopher Ingold’s pioneering work on physical organic chemistry. Our current interests and research activities span the whole spectrum of chemistry, from the development of new drugs to the prediction of the structure of new catalytic materials. Graduate students are actively engaged in the department’s daily activities through a comprehensive training programme, attendance at research seminars given by internal and external speakers, and interactions with staff. Students develop expertise in scientific methods, tailored to the subject of their research degree, as well as techniques for reporting science and many other skills required for a future career.