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PhD Chemistry / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

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The standard academic entry requirement for this PhD is an upper second-class (2:1) honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD (or international equivalent) OR any upper-second class (2:1) honours degree and a Master’s degree at merit in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD (or international equivalent).

Other combinations of qualifications and research or work experience may also be considered. Please contact the admissions team to check.

Full entry requirements

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In your application you’ll need to include:

  • The name of this programme
  • Your research project title (i.e. the advertised project name or proposed project name)or area of research
  • Your proposed supervisor’s name
  • If you already have funding or you wish to be considered for any of the available funding
  • A supporting statement (see 'Advice to Applicants' for what to include)
  • Details of your previous university level study
  • Names and contact details of your two referees.

Find out how this programme aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals , including learning which relates to:

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 11: sustainable cities and communities, goal 12: responsible consumption and production, goal 15: life on land, programme options.

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Programme description

The Department of Chemistry offers research opportunities and projects in a wide range of research themes including biological chemistry and organic synthesis, computational and theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry, magnetic resonance and structural chemistry, radiochemistry and environmental chemistry, nanoscience, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genetics, gene expression, molecular biology, microbiology, structural biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology and biomolecular sciences.

The department boasts state-of-the-art facilties including new laboratories and equipment, and first-rate spectroscopic services support with each researcher supported by at least one supervisor and an advisor with pastoral responsibility.

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time) UK students (per annum): Band A £4,786; Band B £7,000; Band C £10,000; Band D £14,500; Band E £24,500 International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £28,000; Band B £30,000; Band C £35,500; Band D £43,000; Band E £57,000
  • PhD (part-time) UK students (per annum): Band A £2393; Band B £3,500; Band C £5,000; Band D £7,250; Band E 12,250 International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £14,000; Band B £15,000; Band C £17,750; Band D £21,500; Band E £28,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The programme fee will vary depending on the cost of running the project. Fees quoted are fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for Home students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit the postgraduate fees page .

Always contact the Admissions team if you are unsure which fees apply to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

There are a range of scholarships, studentships and awards at university, faculty and department level to support both UK and overseas postgraduate researchers.

To be considered for many of our scholarships, you’ll need to be nominated by your proposed supervisor. Therefore, we’d highly recommend you discuss potential sources of funding with your supervisor first, so they can advise on your suitability and make sure you meet nomination deadlines.

For more information about our scholarships, visit our funding page or use our funding database to search for scholarships, studentships and awards you may be eligible for.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.

Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.

To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our programmes address.

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

Programmes in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of programmes in related subject areas.

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You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Manchester, including our Degree Regulations and Complaints Procedure, on our regulations website .

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Funded postgraduate research

Search our projects database to find available PhD/MPhil projects. You can filter by research area, supervisor or funding type to find the right projects for you.

The database includes projects from our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP), which are funded PhD programmes as well as PhD projects for self-funded applicants.

President's Doctoral Scholar Award

The University of Manchester offers more than 100 studentships every year through the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award scheme, launched by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell. These awards allocate full funding for doctoral study, as well as a £1,000 enhancement.

PDS Award holders will also be invited to attend a series of exclusive events where they will have the opportunity to meet the President and Vice-Chancellor, interact closely with the University’s academic community, and network with other PDS Award students. In addition, each PDS Award holder will receive a President’s Doctoral Scholar medal at graduation.

  • Find out more about the President’s Doctoral Scholar Award

Faculty PhD Studentships

The Faculty of Science and Engineering has historically made up to a further 10 PhD studentships (also known as Dean’s Awards ) in previous years although this is not normally announced until around February time.

These awards are open to all nationalities and research areas within the Faculty. The awards have been allocated to outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities, based on the academic track-record of applicants and evidence of research potential.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentships

The University continues to be successful in securing funding from the EPSRC. The School awards between 7-12 studentships a year. These fully-funded studentships are available in a range of academic disciplines and provide funding for fees and stipend at the Research Council UK rates. Projects will be supervised by an inter-disciplinary team of academic staff.

Projects will be advertised in the list at the bottom of this page.

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentships

The University of Manchester is one of the largest and most successful centres for biological and biotechnological focused research and training in Europe. Researchers span the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and receive more BBSRC funding than any other university in the UK. The University of Manchester is one of the 12 BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships. We are currently training over 100 PhD students in the DTP. The Manchester BBSRC DTP is looking to recruit between 20 and 25 students each academic year. These fully-funded studentships are available in a range of academic disciplines and provide funding for fees and stipend at the Research Council UK. Projects will be supervised by an inter-disciplinary team of academic staff.

Each year the School advertises project on the BBSRC Website .

MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentships

Our Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) encourages the pairing of novel multidisciplinary PhD research with the next generation of leaders in health and biomedical provision. We provide a framework of postgraduate research training that supports the development and career progression of MRC-funded PhD students. Through specialised training over three and half years, the MRC DTP equips early-career researchers across a range of disciplines to apply their expertise into unmet healthcare areas of UK and global importance. Research opportunities span the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. We have existing studies in areas as diverse as neuroimmunity, circadian regulation and the effects of exercise on early psychosis. We have more than 50 students across our MRC DTP community at Manchester.

If you have any questions regarding the application process including how to apply please visit the MRC Website .

CSC-University of Manchester Joint Scheme

The University of Manchester has a formal agreement in place with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to develop research collaborations between the UK and Chinese universities/research institutions.   The University will cover the full tuition fees for the period of the relevant Programme as outlined in the formal offer letter (usually three years).  CSC will provide living allowances as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, and will cover the round trip international airfare for students from China to the United Kingdom, via and passport application fees.  

Further information and entry criteria can be found on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website .

Postgraduate Loans (PGL) for Taught and Research Master’s student

PGL loans were introduced by the Department of Education and the first cohort commenced in September 2016.  The PGL loans support up to £10,000 per student for the purpose of Masters study.  PGL for Masters Study will be a contribution towards the cost of studies i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards tuition fees, maintenance cost or other costs.  It is non-means tested and is paid directly to the student.  

Further information can be found on the Student Finance England website .

Doctoral Loans

The UK government has confirmed that new doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs (and equivalent doctoral programmes) from 2018/19.

The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.

UK nationals, who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, will be eligible. The government is currently considering making EU students eligible.

The loans will be available for all types of doctoral study (eg PhD, as well as all professional doctorates such as DBA, EdD), at all UK universities.

Additional information will be published to this page once further information has been confirmed by the UK government. A summary of the main features of the loan is available on FindaPhD.com .

Search for a project

Search our projects database to find available PhD/MPhil projects. You can filter by research area, supervisor or funding type to find the right projects for you. The database includes projects from our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP), which are funded PhD programmes as well as PhD projects for self-funded applicants.

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Phd in chemistry (2024 entry).

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Course code

30 September 2024

3-4 years full-time; u p to 7 years part-time

Qualification

University of Warwick

Find out more about our Chemistry PhD.

A PhD in Chemistry enables you to carry out a unique research project and write outstanding scientific papers and a thesis. You will join a community of leading Chemistry research groups and utilise Warwick’s specialist facilities to produce an original contribution to science.

Course overview

A PhD in Chemistry will give you an opportunity to devote up to four years conducting full-time research, addressing real-world problems in an area of your choice. Find a supervisor in the tab below and let us know what areas you would like to research. You write up a thesis at the end of your studies. In some cases, the project may be carried out in collaboration with an external sponsor, for example industry. Warwick offers comprehensive training in transferable skills, access to taught modules, and a supportive research environment.

To contact the department directly with any questions please email chem-postgraduate at warwick dot ac dot uk .

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements.

2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements Link opens in a new window . This course requires the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

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Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

Established ground-breakers and highly talented early-career researchers unite to deliver internationally excellent and world-class research across chemical science with 100% of our research judged world-leading or internationally excellent by REF 2021.

Through close collaboration with the wider STEM community, our fundamental chemistry challenges the frontiers of knowledge for tomorrow whilst impactful research tackles the issues of today. Ambitious entrepreneurism and effective routes to real-world application ensures benefits to academia, industry, and society.

With ongoing investment into state-of-the art research and education facilities and infrastructure, we sit firmly at the forefront of science globally, both now and in the future as we grow to meet the rising demands for flexible, world-class innovation.

Current research themes include:

  • Chemical, Structural and Synthetic Biology
  • Materials and Polymers
  • Synthesis and Catalysis
  • Measurement and Modelling

You can find out more information about each theme on our website.

You can also read our general University research proposal guidance Link opens in a new window to help guide you in articulating your research question.

Find a supervisor

Find your supervisor using the link below and discuss with them the area you’d like to research.

Explore our Chemistry Staff Directory where you will be able to filter by:

  • Research Theme
  • Research Specialism
  • Global Challenge

You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor .

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Find your research course fees

Fee Status Guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

Find out more about how universities assess fee status

Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad.

For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on the course web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our  Module Catalogue  (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).

Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2022/23 year of study). Information about module department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

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Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

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Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

Chemistry at Warwick

Do you share our enthusiasm for chemistry and its applications, from medicine to renewable energy?

We are one of the UK’s top chemistry providers, highly-ranked for both teaching and research. Our courses will offer you an excellent all-round experience that allows you to explore and follow your curiosity.

The skills you will develop will equip you to pursue a future career in a number of industries with a number of employers.

Find out more about our research students’ careers and destinations on our website .

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Our Postgraduate Taught courses

We offer non-accredited and Royal Society of Chemistry accredited course routes, depending on your career aspirations.

  • Analytical and Polymer Science (MSc)
  • Analytical Sciences and Instrumentation (MSc)
  • Chemistry with Scientific Writing (MSc)
  • Global Decarbonisation and Climate Change (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
  • Global Decarbonisation and Climate Change (Policy) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
  • Global Decarbonisation and Climate Change (Science) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
  • Molecular Analytical Science (MSc)
  • Polymer Chemistry (MSc)
  • Polymer Science (MSc)
  • Scientific Research and Communication (MSc)

Our Postgraduate Research courses

  • MSc in Chemistry by Research
  • PhD in Chemistry

How to apply

The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.

For research courses that start in September and October 2024 the application deadline for students who require a visa to study in the UK is 2 August 2024. This should allow sufficient time to complete the admissions process and to obtain a visa to study in the UK.

How to apply for a postgraduate research course  

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Throughout the year we attend exhibitions and fairs online and in-person around the UK. These events give you the chance to explore our range of postgraduate courses, and find out what it’s like studying at Warwick. You’ll also be able to speak directly with our student recruitment team, who will be able to help answer your questions.

Join a live chat with our staff and students, who are here to answer your questions and help you learn more about postgraduate life at Warwick. You can join our general drop-in sessions or talk to your prospective department and student services.

Departmental events

Some academic departments hold events for specific postgraduate programmes, these are fantastic opportunities to learn more about Warwick and your chosen department and course.

See our online departmental events

Warwick Talk and Tours

A Warwick talk and tour lasts around two hours and consists of an overview presentation from one of our Recruitment Officers covering the key features, facilities and activities that make Warwick a leading institution. The talk is followed by a campus tour which is the perfect way to view campus, with a current student guiding you around the key areas on campus.

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Why Warwick

Discover why Warwick is one of the best universities in the UK and renowned globally.

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This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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Chemistry MPhil/PhD

London, Bloomsbury

Studying for an MPhil/PhD at UCL Chemistry means joining one of the top departments in the UK, working with a large cohort of researchers alongside academics and, potentially, industry. The department has wide-ranging links with science and technology industries offering excellent prospects for employability.

UK tuition fees (2024/25)

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25), programme starts, applications accepted.

  • Entry requirements

A UK Master’s degree in Chemistry, or an MSci or MChem with upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 1

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

If you are intending to apply for a time-limited visa to complete your UCL studies (e.g., Student visa, Skilled worker visa, PBS dependant visa etc.) you may be required to obtain ATAS clearance . This will be confirmed to you if you obtain an offer of a place. Please note that ATAS processing times can take up to six months, so we recommend you consider these timelines when submitting your application to UCL.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website .

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The department offers a broad range of research themes across physical, organic, inorganic and computational chemistry, specific departmental strengths are listed under research areas below.

Who this course is for

Applicants should have a strong academic record in a relevant technical discipline (for example Chemistry, Materials, Biochemistry, Physics, Computer Science) and a strong interest in Chemistry and its sub-disciplines. Typically applicants should have achieved or expect to obtain the equivalent of a good UK Masters (e.g. MSci, MChem, MEng or MSc) degree by the start of the new academic year. The programme will not accept applications from candidates who are only qualified to Bachelor's level except in truly exceptional circumstances. We particularly encourage applications from female students and students of minority ethnic backgrounds as these are currently under-represented within the field.

What this course will give you

UCL Chemistry has excellent facilities, a large research staff and postgraduate research cohort spanning a broad range of cutting-edge science and the department is situated in the heart of the UCL campus. There are very strong interdisciplinary links with other departments, including the London Centre for Nanotechnology and extensive collaborations with industry.

The foundation of your career

Recent UCL Chemistry PhD graduates have become postdoctoral researchers at a range of institutions in the UK and abroad, including ETH Zurich and Princeton, amongst others. Other PhD graduates have followed a wide range of careers, becoming research chemists, secondary school science teachers, working in finance and publishing and becoming technical consultants.

Employability

Recent UCL Chemistry PhD graduates have become postdoctoral researchers at a range of institutions in the UK and abroad, including ETH Zurich and Princeton, amongst others. Other PhD graduates have followed a wide range of careers, becoming university staff, research chemists, secondary school science teachers, working in finance and publishing and becoming technical consultants.

Networking opportunities are available throughout the PhD at departmental seminars and events for interdisciplinary research collaborations with other institutions and departments. Furthermore all of our PhD students have the opportunity to meet with subject-specific visiting academic speakers giving seminars. Networking is also possible at the Chemical & Physics Society (CPS), which holds weekly talks from staff and visiting speakers throughout each term.

Teaching and learning

Students are taught technical skills by supervisors and/or group members. Additionally, students are expected to attend group meetings, departmental seminars and encouraged to attend relevant internal and external training opportunities and conferences.

There are two assessment steps, MPhil to PhD upgrade and once entered onto the PhD programme fully, the candidate is assessed in an oral exam (typically approximately 3 hours) on their PhD thesis by an appointed examiner from UCL (usually from the department) and an approved external examiner from another university in the UK or occasionally from overseas.

Typically a PhD student would work the equivalent to a standard full-time job of around 37 hours per week. Depending on the nature of the research project, a student would expect to spend several hours per week in contact with supervisor(s), face to face meetings, in group meetings, through online meetings or through email.

Research areas and structure

  • Biocatalysis and synthetic biology
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Chemical biology and drug discovery
  • Chemical modification and synthesis of proteins and complex peptides
  • Chemical sensors and gas-phase electrochemistry
  • Chemistry in interstellar space
  • Computational chemistry, from materials simulations to quantum dynamics
  • Computational chemistry - biomolecular simulations and drug design
  • Development of chemical probes for biological systems
  • Development of synthetic methodology for organic synthesis
  • Gas-phase reactions of ions and molecules related to atmospheric chemistry
  • Industrial materials
  • New synthetic methods for inorganic materials
  • Thin film growth and analysis
  • Surface solid-state science
  • Ultrafast molecular dynamics and coherent control.

The department takes a leading role in the following interdisciplinary research centres, which bring together expertise from various departments in UCL, and which maintain strong and coherent links with external institutions:

  • The Centre for Computational Science (CCS)
  • The Centre for Cosmic Chemistry and Physics
  • The Materials Chemistry Centre.
  • The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology
  • UK Catalysis Hub- Research Complex at Harwell
  • The Francis Crick Institute (2015 onwards)

Research environment

UCL Chemistry is a thriving department with a large cohort of researchers working alongside academics and potentially, industry. The department has wide-ranging links with science and technology industries offering excellent prospects for employability. The department has excellent facilities and was ranked 3rd nationally for their 4* research submissions and joint 1st for 4* and 3* submissions according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF).

Every PhD is different but typically in year 1, students familiarise themselves with the literature in the area of the research project and formulate their research project as well as receiving training in research skills, as well as technical skills as the project dictates. At around the start of year 2, there is a MPhil to PhD upgrade assessment to establish that students have achieved sufficient progress that they are on track to produce a high quality PhD thesis. Years 2-3 or 2-4 for a 4 year PhD involve intensive research including a period of writing up of the thesis. After the thesis is submitted, the candidate is assessed for the award of a PhD by an oral examination (viva voce).

The part time programme broadly follows the same structure as the full time programme but over a period of up to 6 years.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk . Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support and Wellbeing team .

Fees and funding

Fees for this course.

Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2024/25) £6,035 £3,015
Tuition fees (2024/25) £31,100 £15,550

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees .

Additional costs

T here are no programme-specific costs.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs .

Funding your studies

The department may be able to offer, on a competitive basis, BBSRC, EPSRC, and NERC studentships, teaching assistantships and industrially supported studentships.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website .

CSC-UCL Joint Research Scholarship

Value: Fees, maintenance and travel (Duration of programme) Criteria Based on academic merit Eligibility: EU, Overseas

Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

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Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2024-2025

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Chemistry: Fully Funded EPSRC and Swansea PhD Scholarship: Patchy sweet bullets against bacteria (RS661)

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Closing date: 20 August 2024

Key Information

Funding providers:  EPSRC and Swansea University's Faculty of Science and Engineering

Subject areas:  Polymer and Glyco Chemistry, Biomaterials, Antimicrobials

Project start date:  

  • 1 October 2024 (Enrolment open from mid-September)
  • 1 January 2025 (Enrolment open from mid-December)

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Aligned programme of study:  PhD in Chemistry

Mode of study:  Full-time

Project description:  

A significant phenotypic heterogeneity exists within the clonal bacterial population for adhesion to different surfaces. Bacteria even lacking adhesive lectins can bind to cells and cause infections. The objective of this studentship is focused on engineering heterogeneous glycosystems with patchy attributes to simultaneously target varied bacterial populations with high selectivity index.  

The candidate will employ an exciting interdisciplinary approach, commencing with polymer and glycochemistry to engineer patchy glycosystems. These systems will be thoroughly characterized in our modern University laboratory using SEM, AFM, and TEM. The efficacy of these materials will be assessed against different bacterial strains in the Institute of Life Sciences at Swansea University. A comprehensive training programme will be provided by an interdisciplinary supervisory team’s expertise in chemistry (Dr Bhatia), natural products (Dr Loveridge), and microbiology (Professor Wilkinson).   

Eligibility

Candidates must hold a UK bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Upper Second Class honours in chemistry or a related subject or overseas bachelor’s degree deemed equivalent to UK Bachelor (by UK ECCTIS) and achieved a grade equivalent to UK Upper Second Class honours in chemistry or a related subject;

Or a master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’ in chemistry or a related subject (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only , as defined by  UKCISA regulations .  

Please note that you may need to provide evidence of your English Language proficiency.

If you have any questions regarding your academic or fee eligibility based on the above, please email  [email protected]  with the web-link to the scholarship(s) you are interested in. 

This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend at £19,237.

Additional research expenses of up to £1,000 per year will also be available.

How to Apply

To apply, please  complete your application online   with the following information:

In the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email [email protected] where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.

  • Start year  – please select  2024 (or 2025)
  • Funding (page 8)  –
  • ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – please select  No
  • ‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’ – please enter  ‘RS661 - Patchy sweet bullets '

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to list the above information accurately when applying, please note that applications received without the above information listed will not be considered for the scholarship award.

One application is required per individual Swansea University led research scholarship award ; applications cannot be considered listing multiple Swansea University led research scholarship awards.

As part of your online application, you MUST upload the following documents (please do not send these via e-mail).  We strongly advise you to provide the listed supporting documents by the advertised application closing date.  Please note that your application may not be considered without the documents listed:

  • Degree certificates and transcripts  (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • A cover letter  including a ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ to explain why the position particularly matches your skills and experience and how you choose to develop the project.
  • Two references  (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the  Swansea University reference form . Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
  • Evidence of meeting  English Language requirement  (if applicable).
  • Copy of  UK resident visa  (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of EDI form submission (optional)  

Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Dr Sumati Bhatia ( [email protected] ).

*External Partner Application Data Sharing  – Please note that as part of the scholarship application selection process, application data sharing may occur with external partners outside of the University, when joint/co- funding of a scholarship project is applicable.

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School of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry is proud to host postgraduate research students from diverse backgrounds, and offers a broad range of possibilities for PhD study to both UK and international students. In addition to regularly-updated funded opportunities , we welcome applications at any time from qualified students that are able to self-fund their studies, for example through scholarships in their home countries.

A selection of recently advertised PhD projects are listed below, covering all of the research themes  within the School of Chemistry:

  • Chemical Biology
  • Leicester Chemical Learning Enhancement and Pedagogy
  • Materials and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis

Please see how to apply , and feel free to contact our academic staff  to discuss these opportunities.

Enantioselective Fluorinations with the Hypervalent Fluoroiodane Reagent

Project supervisor.

Dr Alison Stuart

Project details

Chemical structure of the reagent Fluoroiodane

An important strategy in the drug discovery process is the incorporation of fluorine into biologically-active molecules because fluorine can increase the potency and improve the pharmacokinetic properties. Consequently, 30% of all agrochemicals and 25% of all pharmaceuticals contain fluorine atoms. In 2013 we introduced the hypervalent iodine(III) reagent 1 as a new, easy-to-handle fluorinating reagent for installing carbon-fluorine bonds. Initially, a transition metal was required to activate the fluoroiodane reagent 1 by coordinat-ing to the fluorine atom, but in 2019 we demonstrated that it can be activated by hydrogen bonding to hexafluoroisopropanol. The aim of this exciting new research project is to combine chiral hydrogen bond donors with the fluoroiodane reagent 1 to develop enantioselective fluorinations.

The successful candidate will gain hands-on-experience in synthetic organic chemistry, asymmetric catalysis, reaction design, molecular modelling and modern analytical techniques using state-of-the-art equipment (multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, stopped-flow NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chiral GC and chiral HPLC). This PhD project will provide excellent training for a student interested in a career in either academic or industrial research such as in synthetic methodology development, medicinal chemistry, agrochemistry, process chemistry, as well as in fine and speciality chemicals.

  • “Alkene vicinal difluorination: From fluorine gas to more favoured conditions” S. Doobary and A. J. J. Lennox, Synlett , 2020, 31 , 1333-1342.
  • “Electrophilic fluorination using a hypervalent iodine reagent derived from fluoride” G. C. Geary, E. G. Hope, K. Singh and A. M. Stuart*, Chem. Commun ., 2013, 49 , 9263-9265.
  • “Intramolecular fluorocyclizations of unsaturated carboxylic acids with a stable hypervalent fluoroiodane reagent” G. C. Geary, E. G. Hope and A. M. Stuart*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. , 2015, 54 , 14911-14914.
  • “ Activation of the hypervalent fluoroiodane reagent by hydrogen bonding to hexafluoroisopropanol ” H. K. Minhas, W. Riley, A. M. Stuart* and M. Urbonaite, Org. Biomol. Chem. , 2018, 16 , 7170-7173.
  • “Accessing novel fluorinated heterocycles with the hypervalent fluoroiodane reagent by solution and mechanochemical synthesis” W. Riley, A. C. Jones, K. Singh, D. L. Browne and A. M. Stuart*, Chem. Commun ., 2021, 10.10139/d1cc02587b.

Further information

To apply:  Applications for this position are now closed, check back soon for our latest PhD vacancies.

Informal enquiries to Dr Stuart are welcome. For further application details, please contact postgraduate admissions ( [email protected] ).

‘Payload-Releasing Electrophiles’ – a new disease-selective delivery strategy for diagnostics and therapeutics

Dr Richard Hopkinson

Diseased cells such as cancer cells often contain many surface-exposed cysteine residues on proteins due to mutations, over-expression and/or protein mis-folding. Targeting these nucleophilic cysteinyl thiols with electrophiles is well-established and has been used to alter the functions of cysteine-containing proteins and to treat disease. We intend to build on this approach by developing electrophilic chemicals that can additionally release a ‘payload’ after their reaction with cysteines (payload-releasing electrophiles, PREs). These PREs will enable the specific delivery of imaging agents or drugs to diseased cells.

This new PRE cell targeting concept would not only induce therapeutically relevant modifications on the target proteins, but would also allow the efficiency of modification to be monitored in real time (e.g. by releasing fluorophores). This would be very useful for diagnostic applications and for drug validation studies. If the payload were a drug molecule, the method would also enable co-operative treatments that would (i) improve overall efficacy, (ii) would avoid the emergence of drug resistance (a common issue with cysteine-modifying drugs), and (iii) would reduce toxicity to healthy cells. This latter point is particularly important for cancer therapy, as the off-target toxicity of many anti-cancer agents precludes their clinical use. By incorporating electron-withdrawing groups on the PRE, we should also be able to induce reversible modification of the target protein, which in turn would enable catalytic generation of the payload. This would overcome any dosing issues associated with protein-induced payload release. We therefore propose that PREs have unprecedented potential to improve therapies for cancer and other diseases.

The project will involve chemical synthesis (including structure design), recombinant protein expression and purification, NMR- MS- and fluorescence-based enzyme inhibition assays, and human tissue culture. Therefore, this highly multidisciplinary project will give an excellent grounding in biochemical and biomedically relevant techniques, and will ultimately produce a highly skilled multidisciplinary scientist. Training will be provided for all experimental methods.

To apply: Applications for this position are now closed, check back soon for our latest PhD vacancies.

Informal enquiries to Dr Hopkinson are welcome.

Mechanochemical Synthesis for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing

Dr Fabrizio Ortu

There is an urgent need to break our reliance on precious metals (e.g. Pd, Pt) in the chemical industry owing to their scarce availability, high costs and sustainability concerns. AE alkaline earth metals are very environmentally benign and cheap (Mg £2/kg, Ca £2/kg, Ba £20-50/kg); crucially, low-valent AE metals possess physicochemical properties suitable to replace precious metals, modernise and improve efficiency in the chemical industry, as they have already shown great potential in the activation of small molecules of great relevance for chemical engineering applications ( e.g. N 2 , Haber-Bosch; CO/H 2 , Fischer-Tropsch). Despite their great promise, their applications have been blocked by the challenging preparation of low-valent AEs.

This project aims to address key issues which threaten the long-term sustainability of chemical engineering and manufacturing. The PhD candidate will deliver the first facile synthesis of low-valent AE electrides (i.e. materials where electrons are delocalised and not associated with well-defined sites/atoms) and unlock their application as earth-abundant alternatives to precious metals that will transform the chemical industry. The work will be based on the innovative use of mechanical forces (i.e. mechanochemistry) developed by the Ortu Group, in which we have shown that simple AE amide precursors (e.g. [Ca{N(Mes)(SiMe 3 )} 3 K] can be converted into highly reactive AE electrides ( I , Figure 1) via quick solvent-free synthesis with minimal manipulations; these species are able to perform facile C-H activation chemistry and pyridine coupling ( work currently under consideration with Nature Communications ). Crucially, our mechanochemical methods can significantly reduce the use of hydrocarbon solvents and deliver quick and scalable multi-gram synthesis under very mild conditions. The PhD candidate will be to build on these exciting preliminary results by developing new AE electrides and targeting strategic reactions for the chemical industry and fine chemical production ( e.g. Fischer-Tropsch, Haber-Bosch, C-C coupling).

Image showing a synthetic route to calcium electride, and the onward reactivity of this electride.

Figure 1. Synthesis of a Ca electride ( I ) and its reactivity.

AE electrides will be synthesised using mechanochemical methods, supported by state-of-the-art anaerobic techniques (Schlenk line and glovebox), advanced organometallic and organic synthesis.  The student will be involved in the physical characterisation of the new materials (EPR, electron-conductivity, XRD, XAS, RINXS) working alongside national and international collaborators.

Informal enquiries to  Dr Ortu  are welcome. For further application details, please contact postgraduate admissions ( [email protected] ).

Chemical energy conversion in biology studied using advanced spectroscopic and structural tools

Dr Philip Ash

Redox properties of metal-containing active sites are critically important to many biocatalytic processes: one third of all proteins contain a redox-active metal, and ca 22% of submissions to the Protein Data Bank contain a transition metal. Metalloproteins capable of extracting energy from H 2 gas, sequestering CO 2 from the atmosphere, or performing complex monooxygenation reactions, rely upon the ability to access and control a range of often exotic metal oxidation states in an aqueous environment. Much of this crucial chemistry occurs at extremely fast rates, making it challenging to study using conventional structural and spectroscopic methods.

This project aims to investigate the catalytic mechanisms and structural dynamics of metalloenzymes that are vital for chemical energy conversion, with a focus on hydrogenase. State-of-the-art spectroscopic and structural studies will be combined with computational analysis to reveal critical but elusive transient intermediates by studying reactions in real time on sub-microsecond timescales. The outcomes of this project will provide a step change in our understanding of the mechanism of hydrogenase and other metalloenzymes, and will serve as inspirational catalysts for future green energy technologies.

The PhD student will gain a broad range of interdisciplinary skills in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chemical biology, structural biology, and biophysics whilst addressing critical questions about how nature achieves efficient chemical energy conversion.

Informal enquiries to Dr Ash are welcome.

School of Chemistry

Funded phd studentships available in the school of chemistry.

Listed below are the new programmes for 2024/25 hosted by the School of Chemistry

Biogeochemical characterisation and impact of a sustainable smart fertiliser manufactured from agricultural waste stream

‌Main supervisor: Dr Ian Bull

For more information on this studentship please see phd-biogeochemical-characterisation (PDF, 191kB) .

European Network on the Supramolecular Chemistry of Carbohydrates (ENSCC)

Main supervisor:  Professor Anthony Davis

Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors with Medical Applications

‌Main supervisor:  Professor Anthony Davis

For more information on this studentship please see  phd-synthetic-carbohydrate (PDF, 176kB) .

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Studentships

The School of Chemistry has funding available for a number of EPSRC DTP PhD Studentships to start September 2024. These highly prestigious awards are open to UK and Overseas Applicants, and can be in any area of Chemistry research conducted at Bristol. Firstly, interested Applicants are requested to contact a potential Academic Supervisor to discuss and propose a 1-page project outline and timeline. Next the Academic supervisor and Applicant should to contact the Director of Postgraduate Recruitment [email protected], including the project summary.

PhDs in Technology Enhanced Chemical Synthesis 

Find out more about applications for the September 2024 cohort .

Our fully-funded studentships are four years in duration and cover fees and stipend. We are seeking applications from national and international students covering the whole breadth of Synthetic Chemistry. 

TECS - Studentship (PDF, 312kB)  

How to apply.

SWBio DTP studentships

Applications for projects starting in September 2024 have now closed. Projects starting in September 2025 will be advertised in October 2024 .

PhDs in Aerosol Science

From drug delivery to the lungs to the transmission of disease, climate change to combustion science, new routes to materials to consumer and agricultural products, an understanding of aerosol science is crucial. The CDT in Aerosol Science works to equip the next generation of Aerosol Scientists with the skills needed to tackle the numerous multidisciplinary challenges that fall at boundaries between the physical, engineering and health sciences.

We welcome applications from national and international students. Our fully-funded studentships are four years in duration and cover fees and stipend.

Interested applicants please visit the  EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science website . 

NERC GW4+ Studentship

NERC GW4+ are offering the opportunity for you to apply for up to five fully funded PhD studentships starting September 2024.

These studentships are open to international students who require a student visa to undertake a PhD in the UK (although these places are limited) as well as those who are eligible for ‘home’ university tuition fees. 

If you are in any doubt about your eligibility for ‘home’ tuition fees or need for a student visa, you must take advice. You may find it useful to consult the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)  advice page for Higher Education fees  and their guide on  Who pays ‘home’ fees for higher education in England .

Design, synthesis and implementation of sustainable materials for heavy metal remediation in rivers

Main supervisor: Professor Neil Allan

For more information on this studentship please see  sustainable materials for heavy metal remediation in rivers (PDF, 690kB) ‌

Exploring the Climate Impacts of More Accurate Representations of Aerosol Surface Properties

Supervisor: Dr Bryan Bzdek

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-aerosol-surface-properties (PDF, 832kB)

Origin of bacterial ether lipids in the environment

Supervisor: Dr John Crosby

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-bacterial-ether-lipids (PDF, 673kB)

Sink or Source (SOS) - Soil carbon dynamics in a high-CO2 world

Supervisor: Dr Timothy Knowles

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-soil-carbon-dynamics (PDF, 797kB)

Atmospheric data and machine learning for national emissions evaluation

Supervisor: Professor Matt Rigby

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-national-emissions-evaluation (PDF, 817kB)

Alternative fuels and their potential impact on climate mitigation of aircraft and other forms of transport

Supervisor: Professor Dudley Shallcross

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-alternative-fuels (PDF, 572kB)

Atmospheric measurements and modelling of halocarbons to support international climate agreements

Supervisor: Dr Kieran Stanley

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-halocarbons (PDF, 864kB)

Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions using satellite data and machine learning

Supervisor: Dr Rachel Tunnicliffe

For more information on this studentship please see  nerc-gw4-greenhouse-gas-emissions (PDF, 1,299kB)

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Chemistry scholarships.

The Department typically admits 65-70 PhD and 90 - 100 MRes students each year. Funding for these students comes from a diverse range of sources, including the EPSRC, industry, scholarships and self-funded students. A selection of PhD Studentships currently available are detailed below.

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Department of chemistry departmental phd scholarships.

The Department of Chemistry has 4 departmental scholarships for PhD applicants starting in 2023/24.

This scheme is only eligible to applicants who have home fee status. The scholarship will cover the full fees and stipend (UKRI London rate - £20,622 for 2023-24) for the 3 years 6 months of the student’s PhD studies.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply. The Departmental Scholarship Panel will consider academic excellence, research potential and extracurricular activities. The Panel will also take into account other aspects, such as overcoming adversity, outreach and community activities and widening participation.

Interested candidates should make contact and discuss a research project with a PhD supervisor based in the Chemistry Department . After discussions with the chosen supervisor, candidates must complete a Chemistry Department scholarship application form. The supervisor will then return the documentation to the department for consideration by the Scholarship Panel. The date for submission of this documentation is Friday 1st December 2023 . There will be no panel interview.

We are committed to equality and valuing diversity. The Department of Chemistry is an Athena SWAN gold Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and is working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

EPSRC CDT in Chemical Biology - Empowering UK BioTech Innovation

The mission of the ICB CDT is to train postgraduate researchers with the language, knowledge and skills to enable them to work at the interface between the physical and life sciences, producing researchers with expertise and understanding that spans both fields, and who are able to embrace Lab of the Future platforms – which is at the heart of our new remit. This skill set is in great demand from future employers and short supply and has the potential to revolutionise the state of the art with respect to manipulating, measuring and modelling molecular interactions in biological systems and will transform R&D pipelines.

This will transform our understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease, stimulate novel agrochemical design and underpin structured product breakthroughs, whilst also enabling fundamental discovery in the life and medical sciences.

Our programme, with EDI, student empowerment & cohort formation at its core, fuses blue skies & translational research with professional skills courses and workplace training. Students emerge with a knowledge of molecular technologies, sustainable product development, lean innovation & early-stage commercialisation. Our multi-disciplinary supervision model, with every student in the CDT having at least two supervisors, one from the physical sciences and one from the life sciences, comprises 1-year MRes + 3-year PhD, with for the first time an optional 1 year post doctoral fellowship, called Elevate, that will offer graduates unparalleled in-work experience.

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Frost Group PhD Studentship

The Frost group welcomes applications for 2024 starting PhD students. The priority areas for funding are in method development in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics. The two headline projects projects are: using machine-learning and probabilistic numerics approaches to improve sampling in (path integral) quantum Monte-Carlo; and in developing path-integral based methods (SMatPI, QuAPI, Transfer Tensor Method) of simulating nonadiabatic dynamics and applying these methods to molecular materials for photovoltaics and the upconversion of light. The two fully funded positions are supported by the Royal Society, with a 48-month London-weighted tax-free stipend of £22410 for year 1, £23204 for year 2, £23901 for year 3, and £24618 for year 4, and full home-fees.

An initial informal discussion is very welcome: [email protected] More details are available on Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bcra0WqoRaVACxPvCAr8kF9m7RgBl_dunGGWbrev-cg/edit?usp=sharing

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Apply for a funded PhD position

We offer a range of PhDs funded by different sources, such as research councils, industries or charities.

As a PhD student, you will become a valued member of a research group. Here you will work with internationally respected academics, post-doctoral research associates and technicians.

To apply for a funded PhD, please read the advertised project information carefully as requirements will vary between funders. The project information will include details of funding eligibility, application deadline dates and links to application forms. We will only consider applicants who have a relevant background and meet the funding criteria.

Current PhD Opportunities

Project description.

Lancaster University and Jaguar Land Rover are pleased to offer a fully-funded 3.5-year PhD position focused on the development of electrically switchable glazing for electric vehicles.

The research aims to develop new technologies for vehicle glazing which can switch between transmissive and partially reflective states to modulate heat absorption within the cabin. This will reduce the load on the batteries powering the vehicle leading to extended range. The PhD project would suit candidates with interests in functional materials, materials chemistry, electrochemistry and green technology.

The project will be hosted by Dr Xiao Hua (Xiaohua group) at the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, whose work centres on developing novel energy materials and understanding their intricate structure-property relationships for the applications in batteries, photovoltaics and catalysis.

In addition to receiving a full funding package (£18,622 p/a), including a competitive stipend and support for travel and research expenses, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through interaction with Jaguar Land Rover.

Requirements

Applicants will hold a 1st class or 2:1 UK Master's or BSc degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, or Natural Science and possess theoretical and practical skills commensurate with a science or engineering-based undergraduate degree programme. Candidates with a 2:2 may be considered if they can demonstrate excellent research skills in their application and references.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in electrochemistry, experimental physical and synthetic chemistry, enthusiasm to work in a laboratory environment, willingness to learn, a collaborative attitude, and will possess good written and oral communication skills.

How to apply (Please read carefully)

It is encouraged to send informal email enquiries before submitting an application ( [email protected] ).

Closing date: 31st July 2024

Decoupled electrochemistry is broadly the process of using a mediating chargeable redox species to drive an electrochemical process with a freely dispersed catalyst instead of a reaction directly at an electrode. The approach is relatively novel in the field of electrochemistry, having emerged in the early 2010s to drive water splitting to hydrogen and oxygen. 1 The hydrogen evolution reaction has since been studied in other ways, 2,3 as it redefines how electrochemical water splitting can take place. For one, it permits the use of redox flow battery electrolytes to drive the reaction, increasing the storage capacity of the whole energy storage system by having both battery and hydrogen storage. More recently our group has explored using the same principle to drive other challenging electrochemical reactions. Last year we demonstrated that CO 2 reduction to formate is feasible using carefully selected redox species. 4 Other groups have demonstrated that selective organic synthesis can be achieved using a mediator approach. Essentially, decoupled electrochemistry is a route to energy conversion, storage, and a route to electrosynthesis and molecular transformations, but is a largely unstudied field of chemistry.

A 3.5 year departmentally funded PhD position is available at Lancaster University. The aims of the project are to increase the portfolio of chemical reactions that are benefitted by being a decoupled process. Furthermore, it is to better understand the relationship between electroactive redox species, the catalysts and the analyte of interest (e.g. protons to hydrogen, CO 2 to formate etc). The successful candidate will engage in a broad range of research skills with electrochemistry central to the work. The project will involve some organic and inorganic synthesis and collaboration with synthetic groups, solid state materials synthesis of catalysts, materials and chemical characterisation, electrochemical characterisation, battery cycling and evaluation, and comprehensive product analysis. The student will therefore gain a breadth of skills and knowledge in the field of chemistry, while gaining a specific expertise in long duration energy storage technologies.

  • Amstutz et al, Energy & Environmental Science , 2014
  • Zhang et al, JACS 2021 1021/jacs.0c09510
  • Ji et al, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2020
  • Potter et al, Energy & Environmental Science Catalysis, 2024

Applicants will hold, or expect to receive, a 1st class or 2:1 UK Master's or BSc degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, or a closely related discipline and possess theoretical and practical skills commensurate with a science-based undergraduate degree programme. Candidates with a 2:2 may be considered if they can demonstrate excellent research skills in their application and references.

The successful candidate will combine an interest in physical chemistry, electrochemical systems and energy storage with synthetic coordination and organometallic chemistry and the willingness to learn and apply multiple analytical, electrochemical and characterisation techniques. They will also have enthusiasm for work in a laboratory environment, a collaborative attitude, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Professor Kathryn Toghill encourages informal email enquiries before submitting an application ( [email protected] ). Please note that we cannot receive applications by email as they must be processed centrally.

Applications should be made via Lancaster University’s online application system .

Please indicate on your application that you are applying for this funded PhD project by declaring the title of the advertisement where prompted. You may use the project description as your research proposal to apply for this studentship.

Funding Details

The studentship will cover fees at the UK rate plus the standard maintenance stipend.

It may also fully or partially contribute to the fees and stipend of a self-funded international candidate, though it is advised that you enquire regarding this before applying.

1st August 2024.

How the application process works

  • Select the project you wish to apply for. You can make informal enquiries to the project supervisors if you want to. Please ensure that you check the application deadline dates and eligibility criteria.
  • Complete your application by following the links to the application form. At this stage, you can apply for more than one advertised project if you wish.
  • After the closing date, we will consider all applications and invite shortlisted candidates for an interview. Interviews can be held in person, or by Skype or telephone. The timescale for this will vary but is in the region of 4 weeks.
  • If you are successful at interview for the studentship, you will be invited to apply via the admissions portal online. This will ensure that you receive a formal offer of admission. Please submit one application only, and state the studentship that you have applied for in the source of funding section.
  • Once we have made a formal offer, you will need to check the conditions in your offer letter and supply any outstanding documents by the required deadlines. If your offer is unconditional, then this will not apply to you.

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation offers a range of funded PhD opportunities in a wide range of sciences, including Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences and more. The Centre was established in 2012 based on the University’s pioneering decision to place its world-class environmental research at the heart of driving innovation for clean and sustainable growth.

Other methods of applying for a PhD

Studying for a research degree is a highly rewarding and challenging process. You'll work to become a leading expert in your topic area with regular contact and close individual supervision with your supervisor.

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Develop your own self-funded PhD proposal

If you have your own research idea, we can help you to develop it. To begin this process you will need to find a PhD Supervisor from one of our research groups, whose research interests align with your own.

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Chemistry PhD

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  • 8th  in the UK for our research impact in Chemistry in   REF 2021   (Times Higher Education)

Chemical technologies enrich our quality of life, creating new developments in areas from drug discovery to transitional metal chemistry.

You’ll be part of a vibrant world-leading research community. Inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical or medicinal chemistry – we welcome projects falling within our wide range of research interests.

International PhD Academy

Would you like to develop your knowledge and research skills before you undertake your PhD research? If you’re a self-funded or sponsored international applicant, join the thriving community in the School of Life Sciences’ International PhD Academy. During your PhD degree, the structure of Year 1 can be tailored to your previous research experience. This will give you the skills and confidence to excel in your PhD research, and open a wealth of career opportunities.

Scientists have a responsibility, or at last I feel I have a responsibility, to ensure that what I do is for the benefit of the human race .” Sir Harry Kroto Nobel Prize winner, and Professor of Chemistry at Sussex from 1967 to 2004

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

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Degree requirements

You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. 

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

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Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of at least 7.5-8.5 depending on your university. 

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with an average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

A 4-year Bachelor degree with GPA of at least 3.3/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class upper division or CGPA 3.1/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3/4.0 (grade B+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 5-5.5/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 72%-85% depending on your university. Sussex uses the Shanghai Best Chinese Universities Ranking to inform offer levels.  

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a CGPA of 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 7 (Good Performance).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of at least 70-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with a final mark of at least 13.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.4 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 55-70% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with CGPA 3.0/4.0.

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with CGPA 3.2/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 15.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 105.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 80%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/CGPA 3,33.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B+.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 3.0-3.49/4.0, 3.5-4.49/5.0 or 4.6-5.9/7.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Four-year Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 65%-70% or CGPA 2.6 - 2.8 depending on your university. 

Masters degree following a 3-year Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 65%-70% or CGPA 2.6 - 2.8 depending on your university. 

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with at least 80% or CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 13/20 from a public university or 15/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with 1.5/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with an average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a second-class upper division or CAP 4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors (honours) degree with a second-class division 1.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.3/4.5 or 3.1/4.3 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors Special degree with an upper second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Undergraduate degree requirement

Licence or Diplôme with 5/6 or 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 67%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or 7.5/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate degree requirement

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in chemistry or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

Ielts (academic).

High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course.  Find out more about IELTS

We accept IELTS One Skills Retake.

We do not accept IELTS Online.

Check full details of our English Language requirements and find out more about some of the alternative English language qualifications listed below

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests, cambridge advanced certificate in english (cae).

169 overall, including at least 162 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

LanguageCert Academic SELT

High level (70 overall, including at least 65 in each component).

LanguageCert Academic SELT scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course.  Find out more about LanguageCert Academic SELT

We only accept LanguageCert when taken at SELT Test Centres.

We do not accept the online version.  We also do not accept the non-SELT version.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

High level (International ESOL SELT B2 with a minimum of 39 in each component)

LanguageCert International ESOL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about LanguageCert SELT

We only accept LanguageCert when taken at SELT Test Centres. We do not accept the online version.

Pearson PTE Academic

High level (62 overall, including at least 59 in all four skills)

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.

TOEFL (iBT)

High level 88 overall, including at least 20 Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

As/a-level (gce).

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt english-speaking countries.

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The British Overseas Territories
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

  • Visas and immigration

Admissions information for applicants

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for international students

Yes. You should apply for this course as early as possible so that you have time to apply for ATAS clearance. 

Research proposal

If you are applying for a PhD, you will need to write a research proposal.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Audited modules in our International PhD Academy

The structure of Year 1 of your PhD can be tailored to your previous research experience.

You’ll be embedded in the laboratory of your supervisor and start your research project. If you need extra training to support your progress, subject-specific taught modules are available. You’ll audit these modules, which means you take part in the teaching and learning activities but don’t submit any assessments for credit. This extra training will give you the skills and confidence to excel in your PhD research, and open a wealth of career opportunities.

Audited modules are aimed to improve your:

  • practical experimental skills
  • analysis skills
  • academic writing skills.

Find our more about our audited modules

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to   feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you   know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

  • How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

  • browse funded projects in this subject area
  • browse our potential supervisors and propose your own research project.

If you’re a self-funded or sponsored international student applying to the School of Life Sciences’ International PhD Academy, please label your supporting documents clearly with   International PhD Academy   in the title.

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and personal life. For details  about part-time study, contact us  at   [email protected]

PhD or MPhil?

You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in duration and in the extent of your research work.

  • For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
  • For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Our supervisors

Explore our research interests and find potential supervisors.

funded phd chemistry uk

Prof Mark Bagley

Professor of Organic Chemistry

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funded phd chemistry uk

Prof Wendy Brown

Professor Of Physical Chemistry

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funded phd chemistry uk

Dr Qiao Chen

Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

[email protected]

View profile of Qiao Chen

funded phd chemistry uk

Prof Geoff Cloke

Emeritus Professor

[email protected]

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funded phd chemistry uk

Prof Hazel Cox

Professor of Theoretical and Computational Quantum Chemistry

[email protected]

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funded phd chemistry uk

Dr Ian Crossley

Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

[email protected]

View profile of Ian Crossley

funded phd chemistry uk

Dr Iain Day

Visiting Scientist

[email protected]

View profile of Iain Day

Dr Barnaby Greenland

Reader in Smart Organic Materials

[email protected]

View profile of Barnaby Greenland

funded phd chemistry uk

Dr George Kostakis

Senior Lecturer In Physical/Inorganic Chemistry

[email protected]

View profile of George Kostakis

funded phd chemistry uk

Prof Richard Layfield

Professor of Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)

[email protected]

View profile of Richard Layfield

funded phd chemistry uk

Prof Ali Nokhodchi

[email protected]

View profile of Ali Nokhodchi

funded phd chemistry uk

Dr Mark Osborne

Visiting Senior Lectuyrer

[email protected]

View profile of Mark Osborne

funded phd chemistry uk

Dr Cristina Pubill Ulldemolins

Visiting Lecturer

[email protected]

View profile of Cristina Pubill Ulldemolins

funded phd chemistry uk

Prof John Spencer

Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry/Director of Sussex Drug Discovery Centre

[email protected]

View profile of John Spencer

funded phd chemistry uk

Dr John Turner

Reader in Inorganic Physical Chemistry

[email protected]

View profile of John Turner

funded phd chemistry uk

Dr Alfredo Vargas

Senior Lecturer In Physical Chemistry

[email protected]

View profile of Alfredo Vargas

Funding and fees

How can i fund my course, funded projects and scholarships.

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

A fully-funded PhD studentship in the School of Life Sciences for 42 months

Find out more

£3,000 scholarships available to environmental influencers bringing about real-world behaviour change

£800 scholarship available to reward talented organ player studying on any course at Sussex.

Scholarships of £800 are available to reward talented musicians studying on any course at Sussex

Cash scholarships available for students who have demonstrated sporting excellence

Applying for USA Federal Student Aid?

If any part of your funding, at any time, is through USA federal Direct Loan funds, you will be registered on a separate version of this degree which does not include the possibility of distance learning which is prohibited under USA federal regulations. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid .

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students.

Home students: £4,786 per year for full-time students

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Chemistry MPhil, PhD

We have an international reputation in a wide range of fields from catalysis to anticancer drug design and molecular photonics to nanotechnology.

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The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant centre of research in chemistry. Join us for your MPhil or PhD in Chemistry.

Research in Chemistry is organised into the following groups:

Our strength in medicinal chemistry is evident through our track record of successful research. This has included the discovery of drugs that have progressed to clinic. We have core capacity in:

  • anti-cancer drug discovery
  • biomolecular imaging
  • computational chemistry
  • chemical biology

Our research develops new methods to synthesise, characterise and improve our understanding of materials. We focus on materials with useful nanoscale properties.

Photonic materials refer to systems that respond to stimulation by light. These can range from single molecules to intricate architectures and molecular devices. Many systems focus on:

  • converting sunlight into chemical potential
  • the concentration of excitonic energy.

We focus on understanding fundamental principles by using spectroscopic examination.

Structure underpins the majority of research in chemistry, biology and materials science. The trouble is, the world is dynamic and not static. This means that understanding how structures evolve during a chemical reaction is critical. Our research relates to fundamental and applied research fields over broad time ranges.

This research group combines the expertise of organic and inorganic chemists. Our research aims to advance fundamental knowledge and capabilities in synthesis and reactivity. We focus on the elements s, p, d and f blocks across the periodic table. Through this study we can develop new and improved materials and catalytic processes.

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An MPhil is available in all subject areas. You receive research training and undertake original research leading to the completion of a 40,000 - 50,000 word thesis.

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A PhD is a doctorate or doctoral award. It involves original research that should make a significant contribution to the knowledge of a specific subject. To complete the PhD you will produce a substantial piece of work (80,000 – 100,000 words) in the form of a supervised thesis. A PhD usually takes three years full time.

How you'll learn

You'll work closely with an internationally recognised supervisor and receive a high level of training in your specialised subject area. At the start of your research, your supervisor will direct the project and discuss your training requirements. As you gain confidence and expertise you will be given increasing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the project and to explore your own ideas.

Thriving collaborations exist with colleagues in:

  • Chemical Engineering and Materials
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Electrical and Civil Engineering

The School is also associated with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Institute for Sustainability.

Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:

We offer a wide range of projects for the thesis. These will be provided by our academics. You can also propose your own topic.

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We can offer you tailored wellbeing support, courses and activities.

You can also access a broad range of workshops covering:

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Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

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  • boost your career prospects
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Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

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  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the SAgE researcher development programme

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There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

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  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD may be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

  • EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
  • IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership 
  • Discovery Medicine North - MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership
  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MoSMed)
  • ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership
  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU)

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The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has an outstanding range of facilities to support research and teaching, including:

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  • NMR facilities include 300-700 MHz spectrometers
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Find out more about our chemistry facilities

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Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year).

We are unable to give an exact fee, this is why the fee is shown as a range. This fee range takes into account your research topic and resource requirements.

Your research topic is unique so it will have unique resource requirements. Resources could include specialist equipment, such as laboratory/workshop access, or technical staff.

If your research involves accessing specialist resources then you're likely to pay a higher fee. You'll discuss the exact nature of your research project with your supervisor(s). You'll find out the fee in your offer letter.

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For 2024-25 entry, we have aligned our standard Home research fees with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) . The standard fee was confirmed in Spring 2024 by UKRI.

If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.

Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.

EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.

If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here .

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Fully Funded EPSRC and Swansea PhD Scholarship: Patchy Sweet Bullets Against Bacteria

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Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Swansea
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: £19,237 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th July 2024
Closes: 20th August 2024

Funding providers:  EPSRC and Swansea University's Faculty of Science and Engineering

Subject areas:  Polymer and Glyco Chemistry, Biomaterials, Antimicrobials 

Project start date:  

  • 1 October 2024 (Enrolment open from mid-September)
  • 1 January 2025 (Enrolment open from mid-December)

Project supervisors: 

Aligned programme of study:  PhD in Chemistry

Mode of study:  Full-time 

Project description:  

A significant phenotypic heterogeneity exists within the clonal bacterial population for adhesion to different surfaces. Bacteria even lacking adhesive lectins can bind to cells and cause infections. The objective of this studentship is focused on engineering heterogeneous glycosystems with patchy attributes to simultaneously target varied bacterial populations with high selectivity index. 

The candidate will employ an exciting interdisciplinary approach, commencing with polymer and glycochemistry to engineer patchy glycosystems. These systems will be thoroughly characterized in our modern University laboratory using SEM, AFM, and TEM. The efficacy of these materials will be assessed against different bacterial strains in the Institute of Life Sciences at Swansea University. A comprehensive training programme will be provided by an interdisciplinary supervisory team’s expertise in chemistry (Dr Bhatia), natural products (Dr Loveridge), and microbiology (Professor Wilkinson).  

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This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend at £19,237.

Additional research expenses of up to £1,000 per year will also be available.

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1. Delivering our clean power mission will help boost Britain’s energy independence, save money on energy bills, support high-skilled jobs and tackle the climate crisis. We are therefore committed to doubling onshore wind energy by 2030. That means immediately removing the de facto ban on onshore wind in England, in place since 2015. We are revising planning policy to place onshore wind on the same footing as other energy development in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

2. Currently, planning policy includes two tests, set out in footnotes 57 and 58 to paragraph 163 of the NPPF, that apply only to onshore wind. Together they say that development can only be considered acceptable:

a. In areas either allocated in a development plan or through Local Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders. This sets a higher bar than is set for other forms of development.

b. With the narrow exception of proposals brought forward by Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders, where the proposal has proved community support. In practice this has often been interpreted to mean that any opposition means the proposal cannot be considered acceptable.

3. These policy tests no longer apply. The removal of these tests from planning policy means that onshore wind applications will be treated in the same way as other energy development proposals.

4. These changes take effect today (8 July 2024). The government will confirm this position to Parliament on 18 July, following the State Opening. These changes will also be reflected in the forthcoming NPPF update.

5. Through that update we will go further and set our proposals for wider changes to support renewable energy development. Alongside this we will consult on bringing large onshore proposals into the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime, to support quick determination, followed by a revised National Policy Statement. Local communities will play an essential part in delivering this mission and we will empower them to participate in decisions on local infrastructure. Communities should rightly benefit from hosting local renewable energy infrastructure and that is why we will shortly publish an update to the Community Benefits Protocol for Onshore Wind in England.

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162. In determining planning applications, local planning authorities should expect new development to:

a) comply with any development plan policies on local requirements for decentralised energy supply unless it can be demonstrated by the applicant, having regard to the type of development involved and its design, that this is not feasible or viable; and

b) take account of landform, layout, building orientation, massing and landscaping to minimise energy consumption.

163. When determining planning applications 57 for renewable and low carbon development, local planning authorities should:

a) not require applicants to demonstrate the overall need for renewable or low carbon energy, and recognise that even small-scale projects provide a valuable contribution to significant cutting greenhouse gas emissions;

b) approve the application if its impacts are (or can be made) acceptable 58 . Once suitable areas for renewable and low carbon energy have been identified in plans, local planning authorities should expect subsequent applications for commercial scale projects outside these areas to demonstrate that the proposed location meets the criteria used in identifying suitable areas; and

c) in the case of applications for the repowering and life-extension of existing renewable sites, give significant weight to the benefits of utilising an established site, and approve the proposal if its impacts are or can be made acceptable.

Footnotes to paragraph 163 (no longer apply)

57 ( no longer applies ) Wind energy development involving one or more turbines can also be permitted through Local Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders. In the case of Local Development Orders, it should be demonstrated that the planning impacts identified by the affected local community have been appropriately addressed and the proposal has community support. 

58 ( no longer applies ) Except for applications for the repowering and life-extension of existing wind turbines, a planning application for wind energy development involving one or more turbines should not be considered acceptable unless it is in an area identified as suitable for wind energy development in the development plan or a supplementary planning document; and, following consultation, it can be demonstrated that the planning impacts identified by the affected local community have been appropriately addressed and the proposal has community support.

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