We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class 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, September, July, April
The School has particular strengths in biological chemistry and organic synthesis, computational and theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry (inorganic and polymer), magnetic resonance and structural chemistry, radiochemistry and environmental chemistry, nanoscience, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genetics, gene expression, molecular biology, microbiology, structural biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology and biomolecular sciences. State-of-the-art equipment, new laboratories and first-rate spectroscopic services support and compliment these activities. Each student has at least one supervisor and an advisor with pastoral responsibility.
In addition to superb research facilities, postgraduates in the school have a graduate common room and use of a computer cluster. You receive training in health and safety, fire fighting, library skills and written and oral presentation skills.
Information for international students
Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test > 5.5), IB TOEFL 90 (with no sub test > 22).
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see Accepted entry qualifications from your country
Fees and funding
Research Council and school studentships are available for UK and EU students. For 2016/2017 these will be mainly valued at the home rate of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend of £14,296 each year. The School also has a limited number of industrial case awards and industry-sponsored studentships (e.g. from GSK, Pfizer and NDA). International students may apply for the President's Doctoral and School awards. Further information on funding is available by contacting the School.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Chemistry
- +44 (0) 161 306 9279
- +44 (0) 161 275 4598