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ChemistryPostgraduate study

PhD Chemistry

Our PhD Chemistry programmes produce high-quality professional scientists, with a sound understanding of chemistry and an enthusiasm to contribute to scientific development in an academic or industrial environment.

Studentships are funded from a variety of sources including research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC and NERC), charities, and industry.

Current studentship vacancies and instructions on how to apply for each position are listed on the studentships page. Alternatively, applicants may contact individual members of chemistry staff whose research interests them. More information on our research is available on individual research group websites:

As scientific research within the University becomes increasingly multidisciplinary, you may find that your chosen project area is jointly supervised by staff from other schools, such as medicine, biological sciences, health sciences, ocean and earth sciences, engineering or mathematics.

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Key facts

Entry requirements: upper second-class honours degree, or better, in chemistry or a chemistry-related subject

Duration: three to four years (full-time); up to six years (part-time)

Assessment: coursework, examination, dissertation

Start date: October (but possible throughout the year)

Intake: 40 to 50 students

Doctoral programme profile for Chemistry

Funding

Many PhD studentship opportunities become available during the year for UK and EU residents. These are available from a range of sources, primarily the research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, NERC and MRC), charities, and industry. You will generally need a 2:1 or first-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in chemistry or a related science discipline to be eligible to apply.

We will be happy to discuss opportunities with you. Please contact us for further information.

EU Applicants (non-UK)

Funding

Many PhD studentship opportunities become available during the year for UK and EU residents. These are available from a range of sources, primarily the research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, NERC and MRC), charities, and industry. You will generally need a 2:1 or first-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in chemistry or a related science discipline to be eligible to apply.

We will be happy to discuss opportunities with you. Please contact us for further information.

Overseas Applicants (non-EU)

Sponsorship

The British Council's Education UK website includes a range of helpful information for international candidates. They may be able to advise on funding available to nationals of individual countries, or candidates hoping to undertake certain types of research work. Visit the Education UK website for more details.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers UK government funding for postgraduate study to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. Visit the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website for more details.

For Chinese Scholarship Council scholarship 2016 information, please go to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding/international-fees-funding/funding-partnerships/chinese-scholarship-council.page

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