Research course

Catalysis in the Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Chemistry
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with a good honours degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related subject.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must meet the University's English Language Requirements.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Science, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

The course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research and managerial roles in manufacturing industry (e.g. food, cosmetics, petrochemical etc), in academia, in the pharmaceuticals and fine chemical sectors, teaching, biomedical research fields.

Special Features

  • The Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) is part of the School of Chemistry
  • It is the largest research grouping in catalysis in the UK
  • Its research activities cover most areas of catalysis
  • It is one of the founder members of the UK Catalysis Hub

Further information - including available research areas, career prospects and details of faculty members - can be found on our website.

Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44(0)29 2087 0302
+44(0)29 2087 4030