Research course


Durham University · Department of Chemistry
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the PhD include an upper second class Masters (MChem) degree; entry requirements for the MSc include a lower second class Masters (MChem) degree, although students with a second class Bachelors degree may be considered for MSc research programmes.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Tenured staff of 38. High-field NMR solid state and solution state, MS, X-ray diffractometer. Centre for Polymer Science (IRC). Centre for Bioactive Chemistry. Comprehensive graduate course programme..

Department specialisms

Organic Chemistry: Fluorine Chemistry, Macrocycles, Biological, Mechanistic; Inorganic Chemistry: Transition Metal, Main Group; Physical Chemistry: Solid State, Surface, Theoretical, X-ray Crystallography, Soft materials, Nanoscale chemistry, Sensing, Polymers.

Information for international students

English Language requirements include an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Doctoral Training Account studentships (EU students only); studentships funded through industry, research foundations, or bodies such as the European Commission; UK Research councils including EPSRC and BBSRC; Chevening Scholarships and funding from the British Council, UKIERI or Royal Society may also be available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
48 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Chemistry
(0191) 334 2029