School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Chemistry

Chemistry Research Degrees

We offer two types of research degree: PhD and MPhil.

You'll receive excellent academic, administrative and technical support and supervision during your studies. We have had a 100% submission rate of research projects in recent years.

View details of our Chemistry MPhil, PhD programme.

Postgraduate student carrying out research in the Chemistry laboratory

PhD

The PhD programme:

  • is three years full time, five years part time
  • can be pursued in any of our current areas of research
  • requires a 2.1 honours degree in chemistry or a related subject (normal requirement)
  • can begin at the start of any of the three terms - in September, January or April

Find out more by downloading our PhD Chemistry brochure (PDF: 495KB) and visiting the University postgraduate website.

MPhil

The MPhil programme:

  • is one year full time or two years part time
  • can be pursued in any of our current areas of research
  • requires a 2.2 honours degree in chemistry, or a related subject (normal requirement)
  • can begin at the start of any of the three terms - in September, January or April

Find out more by downloading our MPhil brochure  (PDF: 1.52MB) and visiting the University's postgraduate website.

Supervision and training

Throughout your studies you will work closely with your supervisor. In the initial stages, your research will be guided by your supervisor. 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 in all years.