Postgraduate research

Much of the current research is supported by Research Councils, Government Departments, Charitable Institutions and Industrial Companies.

There are four main areas of research activity: analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic and biomedical chemistry, and physical chemistry. Applications from good honours candidates are encouraged.

The department offers PhD studentships within different areas of research.

What you can expect

  • An active, dynamic research community 

    Staff in the department are engaged in high profile research that reflects key national and international strategic imperatives.

  • Excellent facilities 

    The Department of Chemistry is well equipped to carry out research spanning all the traditional branches of chemistry. All research students are provided with their own research space, storage space, access to research equipment and facilities, computers, IT equipment and extensive library resources.

  • Support, collaboration and personal development 

    Our research students have the expert guidance of their supervisor, attend regular research seminars, group meetings and conferences, and can gain practical experience of teaching undergraduate students as well as having opportunities to undertake research placements.