Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science


The Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science is one of the pre-eminent research departments in Chemistry in South Africa and is engaged in a wide range of research areas. The department also plays host to the largest research effort in Polymer Science in the country. It is also the only department at a South African university offering a BSc degree with a focus on textile and polymer science.

We offer undergraduate BSc degrees in Chemistry and Polymer Science, Textile and Polymer Science and Chemical Biology. Post-graduate studies leading towards MSc and PhD degrees are conducted as part of the department’s many research groups.

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