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Postgraduate research

Our research degrees give you the freedom to investigate a cutting-edge topic in depth, amongst leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.

Each year we recruit approximately 50 students for higher degrees (PhD and MPhil). Our postgraduate degrees are based on independent full-time research work, with an academic supervisor to guide you in discovering new and exciting areas of chemistry.

Available PhD and MPhil courses

We also offer PhD and MPhil research degrees in a range of other areas of chemistry.

Learn about our research courses from staff and students in the School:


We welcome applications for PhD study from students who would like to apply for Commonwealth Scholarships or China Scholarship Council Funding.


General enquiries should be addressed to:

Postgraduate Research Office - Chemistry

Informal applications may be made by contacting any member of academic staff whose research is of interest to you.