Postgraduate study

We are an internationally recognised centre of teaching and research with extensive collaboration with science-based industries and academic centres throughout the world. Our programmes are at the cutting edge of research.

Our programmes

We offer opportunities in a wide range of research topics and themes, including: synthesis (organic and inorganic), catalysis, functional materials, atmospheric chemistry, theoretical chemistry, synthetic biology, spectroscopy, soft matter and colloids, supramolecular chemistry and materials for energy.

Chemistry PhD/MSc by Research

Our postgraduates are crucial to our research efforts and outputs. In addition to doing research and enhancing chemistry skills, a myriad of opportunities are available to develop your transferable skills.

Our research is organised into three sections: Inorganic and Materials, Organic and Biological, Physical and Theoretical covering a broad range of research areas.

MSc: 1 year full-time. PhD: 3-4 years full-time. Part time equivalents available.

Centres for Doctoral Training

Training opportunities in these 13 national flagship centres includes technical and transferable skills, as well as world-leading research activities.

The centres bring together diverse areas of expertise to train scientists and engineers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today’s evolving issues, and future challenges.

Four-year funded PhD programmes, with a strong focus on training

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