Research course


University of Warwick · Department of Chemistry
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD in Chemistry enables you to carry out a unique research project and write an outstanding thesis. You will join a community of leading Chemistry research groups and utilise Warwick’s specialist facilities to produce an original contribution to science.

A PhD in Chemistry will give you an opportunity for you to devote up to four years conducting full time research in an area of your choice, addressing real-world problems. Find a supervisor in the tab below and let us know what areas you’d like to research. You write up a thesis at the end of your studies. In some cases, the project may be carried out in collaboration with an industrial sponsor. Warwick offers comprehensive training in transferable skills, access to taught modules, and a supportive research environment.

To contact the department directly with any questions please email

Department specialisms

Analytical Science and Instrumentation; Interfaces and Materials; Chemical Biology; Polymer Chemistry; Synthesis and Catalysis; Theory and Simulation.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585