Research course


University of Liverpool · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

For full entry requirement details, please see the course page on the University website.

Months of entry


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

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