MPhil: A 2:2 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. PhD: A 2:1 MChem, or international equivalent, in chemistry or a related subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with BSc qualifications if they have additional relevant experience.
Months of entry
January, September, April
The School of Chemistry is a vibrant centre of research in chemistry. We have an international reputation in a wide range of fields from catalysis to anticancer drug design and molecular photonics to nanotechnology.
Research in the School of Chemistry is organised into three groups:
Synthesis, Structure and Spectroscopy
The work undertaken in this central research area covers a wide range of chemistry, from fundamental studies of structure, bonding and reactivity to the design of new molecules and materials. Material applications are diverse, ranging from catalysis to medical diagnostics and solar energy conversion.
Nanoscience and Materials
The main interests of our staff are:
- the design and synthesis of low-dimensional systems, eg films, wires and particles
- fundamental study of low-dimensional chemical and physical properties
- addressing scientific problems associated with developing low-dimensional systems for application
Biological and Medicinal
Our research focuses on applying synthesis to the solution of problems in biology and medicine. The major research interests of our academics are:
- cancer therapeutics
- anti-infective chemotherapy
The group works with life scientists and clinicians in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research and the NHS.
Synthesis, Structure and Spectroscopy; Nanoscience and Materials; Biological and Medicinal (cancer therapeutics, anti-infective chemotherapy, radiochemistry)
Information for international studentsDirect Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Fees and funding
See our programme fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Ben Horrocks, Admissions Tutor, School of Chemistry
- +44 (0) 191 208 7069