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Our PhD programme in Technology Enhanced Chemical Synthesis is OPEN for Admissions.

A new website is currently under development and will be available soon. In the meantime, please find below a summary of our pioneering new PhD programme in Technology Enhanced Chemical Synthesis (TECS). For queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PhD programme

Your PhD will start with an intensive 8-month training period known as Technology & Automation Training Experience (TATE), which will strengthen your research techniques and introduce new technologies for chemical synthesis, e.g. automated synthesis, flow chemistry, etc.

The main goal of TATE is to enable you to make an informed PhD choice. You will develop research proposals in brainstorming sessions and undertake short rotations in research groups before selecting your PhD project.

We will provide training on automated synthesis, computational methods for synthesis design and new reactor technologies alongside research lectures by world renowned academics, leaders in their fields. You will also benefit from developing a range of transferable skills including presentation, team work and problem solving through a series of workshops, virtual lab experiments and journal club.

After successful completion of TATE you will select your PhD research project, which you will carry out until the end of year 4. During this time, your scientific and professional development will continue to be enhanced through activities organised by the Centre. This training will mean you finish your PhD with a well-rounded set of transferable skills.

Fees and funding

In accordance with EPSRC regulations, UK and EU students are eligible for fully-funded studentships for the 4-year duration of the programme to cover fees and living expenses (approximately £14.7k per year).

We welcome applications from international students, but unfortunately cannot offer funded places. Information on sources of financial help is available.

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)
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