The Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya, is one of the departments within the Faculty of Science. At the moment, the Departmental workforce consists of 63 academic staff and 47 support staff who are involved in either technical or clerical support roles.
The Department offers two undergraduate programs, namely the Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry).
Presently, the department has 50 academic staff, several of whom are from abroad. Apart from teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels, the staff also conduct quality research in fundamental and applied chemistry. Although the academic staff have different research interests, they adhere to the same philosophy in solving chemical-related problems and in the development of expertise in chemistry. In addition to the undergraduate programme, the department also offers MSc by research and coursework; and PhD programmes.
Since her establishment, the department has produced many MSc and PhD graduates who assume high positions in both government and private organisation locally and internationally.