Research course

Natural Sciences

Lancaster University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Upper second class undergraduate or Masters degree in Chemistry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline such as Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics, Computation or Chemical Engineering, appropriate to the proposed research project.

Months of entry


Course content

This PhD offers an academic training route for graduates seeking to perform leading fundamental and technologically relevant research that transcends the traditional discipline boundaries by linking one or more other disciplines with chemistry. Options include Biology and Medicine, Computation, Engineering, Physics and subjects offered by the Lancaster Environment Centre.

A substantial amount of research addresses research questions that fall between the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Real-world problems require a multi-disciplinary approach, and research expertise at the interfaces of these disciplines is essential to delivering impactful solutions. A Natural Sciences PhD will capture and give expression to such research training.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1524 593795