Research degrees

Student working with chemicalsThe School offers two types of research degree, if you are unsure which would be the most appropriate for you then the University's Research Degree information may prove useful.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 3 years full time, 5 years part time
  • Can be pursued in any of the School's current areas of research.
  • The normal minimum requirement for entrance to a PhD is a 2.1 honours degree in Chemistry, or a related subject.
  • You can register at the beginning of any of the three terms - in September, January or April.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • Can be pursued in any of the School's current areas of research.
  • The normal minimum requirement for entrance to a MPhil is a 2.2 honours degree in Chemistry, or a related subject.
  • You can register at the beginning of any of the three terms - in September, January or April.
Supervision and Training

Throughout your studies you will work closely with your supervisor. In the initial stages, your research will be guided by the supervisor, but as you gain confidence and expertise you will be given increasing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the project.

You will be trained in all aspects of chemical research, including oral and written presentation of your work. Attendance at formal lectures is required during your first year, and at research colloquia during this and subsequent years.

Further Information