Programme overview

PhD-level research alongside taught courses

Industry often comments that traditional graduates lack some of the transferable skills - such as communication and problem solving - which it increasingly needs in today's ever demanding world.

We have therefore designed a two-pronged, complimentary approach to developing well-rounded candidates, able to succeed in today's competitive job market.

Alongside your research, you will attend a range of courses and activities designed to ensure that you finish your PhD with not only a thorough understanding of your research area, but also an appreciation of the range of chemistry-related careers available and the skills you might need to succeed in your career.

Teamwork, presentation skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis are some the skills you will develop during this time, as they are key to successfully complete your PhD.

Year 1 Years 2-4 Research themes

The program of study is extremely well designed to provide students with a modern postgraduate training that not only offers an in-depth scientific training in synthetic chemistry, but will also provide broad skills training that will enable them to work in a collaborative research environment.

John Leonard, Industrial Supervisor, AstraZeneca