Entry requirements

A good degree (usually 1st or 2:1) in chemistry or a closely related discipline.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our strengths are in analytical science including: the study and detection of biomarkers; in energy research such as solar energy harvesting, hydrogen generation, functional energy materials/coatings, photochemistry, and batteries and supercapacitors; and in catalytic, synthetic and flow methods to prepare new molecules for health and materials applications.

As a research student in the Department of Chemistry you will join a team of around 45 staff members and approximately 50 research students plus post-doctoral researchers and fellows. You will be encouraged to participate in conferences and provided with opportunities to present your research work.

Access to our facilities will allow you to gain experience of the latest techniques in research. These include research laboratories containing a full range of analytical and spectroscopic instrumentation, a worldclass mass spectrometry suite, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, laser spectroscopy and a dedicated bio-lab.

Department specialisms

Research groups Research is carried out in all areas of chemistry, and we have three main themes in the department. Energy Markers and Detection Catalysis and Functional Molecules

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Office
Email
G.W.Weaver@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 222584