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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.

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 Malcolm Halcrow
Director of Postgraduate Studies

Student profile

Dr Nichola Cosgrove

PhD in Inorganic Chemistry

"I came to do a PhD because I came for an informal chat with my supervisor Terry Kee and he was very enthusiastic about the project and although it was something which I had never studied as an undergraduate, he really sold it to me. "