Chemistry research

You can apply online for a number of postgraduate research programmes in the School of Chemistry.

The titles of research programmes are generic to encompass the wide range of research opportunities available. The research areas for MPhil and PhD specified below reflect the areas of expertise within this School. You will be given an opportunity to specify your proposed project/topic later in the application.

Research areas for MPhil and PhD include:

  • Solid State and Materials Chemistry
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis and Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Chemical Biology
  • Metals in Synthesis
  • Homogenous Catalysis.

To proceed with your application:

  • identify the programme you want to apply for
  • decide whether you would like to study on a full time or part time basis
  • select your preferred start date.
Programme name Mode of attendance Starting date
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
  Full-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
  Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
  Full-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Research Catalysis Full-time 25-Sep-2017
  Full-time 01-Oct-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
  Part-time 01-Apr-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
  Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
  Part-time 01-Jul-2018
Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
  Part-time 01-Oct-2018

If you have difficulty locating the programme you want to apply for please check the name of the programme in postgraduate course finder using the postgraduate prospectus.

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