Research course


Imperial College London · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Students seeking to undertake research work in the Department must normally have a good Honours degree in chemistry. For PhD, First or Upper Second Class MSci or MChem Degree; Equivalent is required for EU applicants. For overseas (Non-EU) applicants First Class BSc and MSc degrees are required.

Months of entry

January, October, April, March

Course content

Students initially register for the MPhil and transfer to PhD after successfully completing their transfer report and viva at the end of the first year.

The department typically admits 65-70 MPhil/PhD and 43 MRes students each year. Funding for these students comes from a diverse range of sources, including the EPSRC, industry, scholarships and self-funded students.

For further informaton, please visit the PhD programmes web pages at:

Details of the Chemistry Department’s research activities can be found at Wherever possible, we recommend prospective students directly contact potential supervisors and discuss with them the availability of research projects and studentships.

Department specialisms

Organic Synthesis; Organo-metallics; Materials; Polymers; Catalysis; Asymmetric Synthesis; Electrochemistry; Chemistry (Computational, Surface, Bio-organic)

Fees and funding

EPSRC, BBSRC, chemical industry, charities funding for UK and EU students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Doris Pappoe
+44 (0) 20 7594 5864
+44 (0) 20 7594 5804