We aim to recruit 60-70 postgraduates each year to our PhD and Masters courses and also to our various centres for doctoral training. We cover a very broad range of subjects and applications are welcomed in all areas of chemistry at any time of the year.
Below are highlighted just a few of the many projects available. Please note, unless otherwise indicated the MScR projects require students to be self-funding.
MSc by research
MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
The School of Chemistry has a number of projects which are part of the new Cabot Institute Master’s by Research programme. Please see below for available opportunities, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries.
New projects for 2021/22 hosted by the School of Chemistry:
- Clean water from molecular sponges
- Solar Thermionic Energy Converters
- Novel biomaterials for cleaning waters
- Synthetic tissue-like materials harvest light
Magnetic Surfactants for Stimuli Responsive Interfaces and Dispersions
Main Supervisor: Prof. Julian Eastoe
MScR in Novel Biomaterials for Cleaning Waters
Main Supervisor: Dr Pierangelo Gobbo
For information on this studentship and how to apply please see here: Gobbo - Biomaterials Project (PDF, 271kB)
MScR in Synthetic Tissue-Like Materials Harvest Light
Main Supervisor: Dr Pierangelo Gobbo
For information on this studentship and how to apply please see here: Gobbo - Synthetic Project (PDF, 297kB)
Funded PhD Studentships available in the School of Chemistry
PhDs in Chemical Synthesis (Deadline: 23 February 2021)
NERC GW4 + DTP2 Projects 2020 (Deadline: 8 January 2021)
Applications are now open for NERC 2021/22. You can find this years prospectus here.
Please see below for Chemistry NERC projects:
Develop and apply a novel CO2 proxy to reconstruct the past and inform the future
Main Supervisor: Dr David Naafs
For information on this studentship and how to apply please see here: NERC 2021 - NAAFS (PDF, 310kB)
Atmospheric measurements and modelling to support the Montreal Protocol and international climate agreements
Design, preparation and implementation of sustainable materials for heavy metal remediation in rivers
Biomolecular and zooarchaeological approaches to the detection of aquatic resource processing in prehistoric Central Europe
Atmospheric constraints on the UK’s carbon footprint
SWBio DTP Projects 2020
Deadline: 7 December 2020
Biosensing using arrays of de novo designed proteins
Single molecule dynamics of enzyme catalysis for thermoadaptation and design
Engineering Biosynthetic Pathways and Biocatalysts to Deliver New Antimicrobial Compounds
Design of new fluorescent sensors for measuring heme in cells
The Nature of modularity in polyketide synthases: a computational design approach to understand and engineer biological assembly lines
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Studentships
Optimisation of surfuctant-solvent systems for adaptive lubricants
Main Supervisor: Professor Julian Eastoe
Soft materials under stress: microscopic dynamics and machine learning
Main Supervisor: Professor Paul Bartlett
For information on this studentship please contact Prof Bartlett via email@example.com
Organic & Biological Chemistry Studentships
PhD in the field of Synthesis
Main Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Clayden
For information on this studentship and how to apply please see here: Clayden Group - Synthesis PhD Opportunity (PDF, 139kB)
Deadline: 31 January 2020
For more information about scholarships for Postgraduate Research, please visit the Fees and Funding pages.
Please note: When using our online Postgraduate Application System select 'Chemistry PhD' in Programme Choice unless otherwise specified.
For further information please contact the appropriate Postgraduate Admissions coordinator:
If you are uncertain who to contact, please email the Director of Graduate Recruitment.