Research course

Chemistry

Institution
University of Liverpool · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

Generally, the minimum qualifications for entry to MPhil or PhD study are a first or 2:1 class MChem degree, or their international equivalents, in Chemistry or a closely-related discipline. Applicants with good lower second class degrees may be accepted but each case is considered on its merits and depends on a suitable award being available.

An optional entry route is available for intending students who already have a research Masters degree and wish to go on to PhD, for which a minimum of two years of study is needed. It is possible to study full or part-time for an MPhil or PhD. Part-time study is arranged through enquiry on an individual basis and is useful where the intending student works in industry and wants to continue doing so while studying.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Join us and you’ll be based in a state-of-the art environment that has a strong focus on novel interdisciplinary research. This is carried out by a set of inter-related groups specialising in:

These groups carry out cutting-edge research in fast-moving fields such as nanotechnology and drug design. Often this involves collaboration with colleagues in other fields such as Biology, Materials Science and Physics.

As a postgraduate student you’ll be fully involved in our research activity. This will bring you into contact not only with new concepts, but also our prestigious partners, in academia, industry and research, worldwide.

Some illustrative titles of recent PhD theses are:

  • Synthesis and applications of metal (IV) phosphates, phosphonates and their analogues in oxidation reactions using hydrogen peroxide
  • The self-assembly of nanostructured gold dithiol systems
  • The synthesis of nucleotide analogues using the Michaelis-Arbuzov Reaction
  • Pulsed reaction studies of simple reactions on alumina supported rhodium
  • Inhibitors of alpha-methylacyl-CoAracemase
  • New robust and chiralmolecular frameworks

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927