Research course

Natural Sciences

Institution
Lancaster University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) 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

Additional Requirements

The first step if you are interested in studying for postgraduate research in Natural Science is to find a PhD Supervisor or funded opportunity.

As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.

Months of entry

October

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

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032