Research course

Chemistry (by research)

Institution
University of York · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc by researchPhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

  • PhD applicants should have, or be expecting to achieve, a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a relevant, related discipline. We have research students from a range of backgrounds on a variety of projects. Please note that although 2:1 is the minimum requirement to be considered for a PhD, funded studentships are very competitive and it is likely that you would need to be predicted a high 2:1 / First class degree.
  • MSc applicants should have or be expecting to achieve, a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a relevant, related discipline.
  • International applicants: please check the entry requirements for your country
  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the minimum English language requirements

Months of entry

September

Course content

In the Department of Chemistry we offer a range of programmes that can be taken full or part time. Research projects can be carried out in virtually any area of chemistry as long as a suitable project and supervisor can be allocated, meaning you can specialise in your own specific area of interest. You will work under the guidance of an academic supervisor who is expert in that particular field, and alongside other members of the research group including academics, post-doctoral researchers as well as fellow postgraduate students. Find out more about the benefits of studying for a postgraduate research degree in Chemistry at York.

As a research student in the Department of Chemistry, you can expect:

  • a dedicated supervisor to help direct your research and training
  • a Thesis Advisory Panel (TAP) comprising two members of staff to monitor your progress and offer impartial advice, meeting twice per year
  • regular progress meetings with your supervisor, and more informal interactions with your supervisor on a day-to-day basis
  • training programmes designed to provide you with research, teaching and transferable skills. This is delivered through our Innovative Doctoral Training in Chemistry Programme
  • seminar programmes from leading scientists, and opportunities to present your own research
  • a student mentor to support your transition to postgraduate research and provide collaboration and networking opportunities

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
chemgrad@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 324544