Research course

Materials Chemistry

The University of Manchester · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

For MPhil you will need at least a Lower-Second UK Honours degree, or equivalent. For a Doctorate level programme (e.g. PhD) it will be an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, April, July, September, October

Course content

Materials Chemistry research in the School of Chemistry covers a wide spectrum of activity, ranging from the synthesis of molecular materials, quantum dots, polymer colloids and nano/microporous solids to the surface modification of carbon nanotubes and theoretical studies of molecular crystals, inorganic solids and polymers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lorraine Onabanjo
+44 (0)161 306 9279
+44 (0)161 275 4598