We are an internationally recognised centre of teaching and research with extensive collaboration with science-based industries and academic centres throughout the world. Our programmes are at the cutting edge of research.

Our programmes

We offer opportunities in a wide range of research topics and themes, including: synthesis (organic and inorganic), catalysis, functional materials, atmospheric chemistry, theoretical chemistry, synthetic biology, spectroscopy, soft matter and colloids, supramolecular chemistry and materials for energy.

We welcome applications and enquiries from candidates in the UK and overseas for both the MSc by Research and PhD programs which are available in all branches of chemistry.

Chemistry PhD/MSc by Research

Our postgraduates make essential contributions to the School's research. In addition to doing research and enhancing chemistry skills, a wide range of opportunities are available to develop your transferable skills.

Our research is organised under five themes covering a wide spectrum of chemical sciences.

Centres for Doctoral Training

The school hosts two flagship EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT):

These centres bring together diverse areas of expertise to train the next generation of chemical scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today's issues and future challenges.

International students

Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships

Our research

Read about our research

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