Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

An innovative 4-year PhD covering the whole breadth of Synthetic Chemistry

How to apply

Our programme

Gain the transferable skills that industry increasingly demands in today's competitive world. Our programme includes lab skills, industrial training and research.

I was unsure of the type of synthetic chemistry PhD project I wanted to carry out. I liked the idea of being able to try three different lab environments before choosing.

Jessica Hall (2014 Cohort)

What our students say

Download the 2013-2015 report

Graduate destinations

All our graduates (2009 and 2010 cohorts) are currently in employment. Destinations include industry, academia and other pathways such as teaching, accountancy, policy and law.

Research themes

Our research is organised into eight themes.

Our vision is to approach the whole area of chemical synthesis as a group rather than as individuals. By bringing together inorganic, organic and physical chemists, we break down traditional barriers, providing a more holistic experience for our postgraduates.

Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn, Chemical Synthesis CDT Director