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
The Department has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research which covers a wide scientific spectrum from the development of bioactive probes through to the theory and computational study of molecular interactions. More details can be found via the web pages of our six research groupings. We work closely with many other Departments within the University, institutes such as the Biophysical Sciences Institute and Durham Energy Institute as well as research centres in areas such as Sustainable Chemistry, X-ray methods and Soft Matter. We also have strong links with many Universities, Research Centres and Companies in the UK and overseas.
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
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Department of Chemistry
- (0191) 334 2029