Research course

Chemistry

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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

A good degree (usually 1st or 2:1) in chemistry or a closely related discipline. The department consists of around 45 staff members plus approximately 50 research students plus postdoctoral researchers and fellows. 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.

You will be encouraged to participate in conferences and provide opportunities to present their research work.

Our facilities include research laboratories containing a full range of analytical and spectroscopic instrumentation to allow high-level research to be conducted. Instruments include three high field NMR spectrometers, a world-class mass spectrometry suite, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, laser spectroscopy and a dedicated bio-lab.

Access to these facilities allow you to gain experience of the latest techniques in research.

Research groups

Research is carried out in all areas of chemistry, and we have three main themes in the department;

  1. Energy
  2. Markers and Detection
  3. Catalysis and Functional Molecules

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

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
pgresearch@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 228292