School of Chemistry

Research student Heather Cox - School of Chemistry

Postgraduate research degrees

The School offers full-time PhD and MSc by research degrees but also considers applications from those wishing to study on a part-time basis.

We are currently recruiting dynamic research students to our PhD programmes and typically offer a minimum of 20 funded places per year.


Funding opportunities

The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology PhD Programmes

Deadline 6 Jan 2016 ›

Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships (LARS)
Funding available for selected projects in the School of Chemistry.

Deadline 15 Jan 2016 ›

Leeds York NERC DTP PhD opportunities in environmental research

Deadline 11 Jan 2016 ›

Life as a research student
Our students are a vital and integral component of our research community, contributing significantly to our latest discoveries and on-going research programmes. Our size and inclusive structure make for an outstanding, supportive and friendly environment with our postgraduates at the centre of everything we do.

A key strength of the School of Chemistry is the delivery of outstanding postgraduate research training and it is our goal to help you, as a research student, to become one of the people who makes the next big advances in chemistry. We are proud of the success of our postgraduates who progress to positions in academic, industrial and commercial organisations across the globe.

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Our pledge to help you realise your ambitions and career aspirations is based on a strong track record – we were ranked equal 4th in the UK for research impact in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework).

We look forward to joining you on your exciting journey as a postgraduate research student.

Prof Michaele Hardie
Director of Postgraduate Studies

Student profile

David Yeo

Chemistry PhD student

"At the end of the PhD you have a qualification and that opens up far more doors, it makes it so much easier."
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