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Chemistry research degrees

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Our programmes

By choosing Chemistry as a postgraduate at Hull you will be joining a vibrant and forward-thinking research community. You can study at a variety of levels, right up to PhD. You will join established research groups and find that we combine research expertise and cutting-edge facilities to deliver a unique experience. We pride ourselves on supporting our postgraduate students to make sure that you achieve your full potential. One of the University’s distinctive features is its strong research culture of collaboration and interdisciplinary working. The department and its researchers work together with, among others, biologists, clinicians, engineers (including chemical engineers), environmental scientists and, through the Hull York Medical School, with medics, on a variety of projects and initiatives.

We have some of the best-developed research links and industrial collaborations of any chemistry department in the UK – including projects with local, regional, national and global chemical companies such as: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson-Matthey, Pfizer, Reckitt-Benckiser, Schlumberger and Unilever. The department’s research is commercially exploited in terms of patents, licensing and spin-out companies such as Chemtrix, Kingston Chemicals, Polar OLED and Sporomex. The department houses the Institute for Chemistry in Industry – a research consultancy unit for local, national and global chemical industries.

Research

Our academic experts welcome postgraduate research applications across a broad range of topics. If you are interested in a research project with us, please have a look at the list below for guidance about the research areas in which the department can offer supervision.

Initial inquiries should be made to the member of staff whom you would like to supervise your research.

  • Analytical sciences

  • Medicinal and imaging chemistry

  • Synthesis and catalysis

  • Materials chemistry 

 

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2017/18

Research options

MPhil: 2 years (full-time)

PhD: 4 years (full-time) / 7 years (part-time)

MRes: 1 year (full-time)

MSc by Research: 1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)

Fees

Home/EU: £4,195 (full-time) / £2,098 (part-time)

Overseas: £15,300 (full-time)

These fees are for all Chemistry research degrees research programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/money.

The Postgraduate Training Scheme

It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills.

Postgraduate Training Scheme

Next steps

Funding

For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities.

Entry requirements

You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related discipline appropriate to your intended research.

Once a member of staff has agreed to supervise your research project in principle, you can make a formal application.

International students (language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University?s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Discover

Chemistry at Hull is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and boasts cutting-edge facilities.

If you are considering applying to Hull we welcome you to visit. It's a great way to explore the campus, meet some of the staff, chat to current postgraduate students and find out what it is really like at Hull.