Research course

Chemistry

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

We provide a truly dynamic research environment. At any time we have about 40 academic staff, 120 research students and 40 research assistants and fellows, all working in close collaboration with industry in the UK and internationally.

We host a range of RCUK and industrially-funded research projects, and several research fellowships.

We are a member of ScotCHEM that brings together seven universities in Scotland. ScotCHEM is committed to excellence and to providing the highest quality postgraduate education and researcher experience. The umbrella structure of ScotCHEM encompasses West CHEM, a dynamic research environment which links the chemistry research schools of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde.

Research areas

Our research encompasses traditional organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and is organised into the following research groupings:

  • Chemical Biology and Precision Synthesis
  • Chemical Photonics
  • Complex Chemistry
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Supramolecular, Electronic and Magnetic Systems

Illustrative research topics

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Computational theory
  • Sensing, imaging and diagnostics
  • Oxidative stress and cancer
  • Anti- microbial, viral and parasitic drugs
  • Synthetic biology
  • Synthetic methodology and total synthesis of natural products
  • Inorganic biology
  • Synthetic systems and hybrid devices
  • Ultrafast chemical physics
  • Photonics and metamaterials
  • Solid-state NMR
  • Photochemistry and chemical dynamics
  • Visualisation and manipulation of chemical structures
  • Biomaterials
  • Microporous solids
  • Single molecule magnets
  • Sustainable energy and hydrogen storage materials
  • Conjugated and non-conjugated polymer synthesis, photovoltaics

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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