Entry requirements

A first or an upper second-class honours degree is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for anyone who is interested in developing their research further or those who wish to follow career pathways which require research skills. During the application process you will be asked to submit a research proposal. In order for us to assist you throughout the duration of your research degree it is important that your research interests fall into the research areas that the school is involved with. Research Areas: chemistry with specialisms in: inorganic main group chemistry; porous materials; inorganic heterocycles; borate; silicates; nmr; computational chemistry; virtual reality; computer graphics; self-assembled monolayers; enzyme prodrug therapy; biosensors; sensors for tuberculosis; botulinum neurotoxins; bacterial fuel cells; green/sustainable chemistry; advanced inorganic materials chemistry; bioinorganic; x-ray absorption spectroscopy; metalloproteins; structure/function studies; conjugated polymers; functional pi-electron organic materials; organic electronics; light-emitting polymers; green energy; nanomaterial; design; synthesis and characterisation of pi-functional conjugated materials; hydrogels; biodegradable polymers; tissue engineering; drug delivery; plant extraction for biologically active compounds; environmental fate of distinct compounds in different ecosystem compartment (plant, soil, water, air); plant volatiles; elemental analysis; method developments for advanced chromatography.

Department specialisms

Please see the website for a full list.

Information for international students

The minimum IELTS requirements are a 6.5 in the writing element and a 6.5 in the reading with no other element below 6.0.

Fees and funding

EPSRC/UK funding bodies; British and Commonwealth Councils

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Martina Lahmann
01248 382375