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Research degrees in Chemistry

Research degrees in Chemistry

The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at QMUL is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the UK-wide assessment of university research. We are home to an active and multi-disciplinary research programme. Our research staff are engaged in a wide range of projects across the broad sweep of Chemical and Psychological sciences.

Our Chemistry PhD programme offers students the opportunity to conduct research within a range of areas. We have an online list of available PhD projects. Applicants are also encouraged to contact prospective supervisors to discuss potential PhD opportunities within their area of expertise. Information on our research areas can be found on the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences research pages. 

We advertise a number of funded PhD projects throughout the year.

Further information on PhD projects and funding is available on the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences webpage. 

Entry Requirements

Requirements for each PhD project vary but generally, we are looking for applicants who hold, or expect to receive:

  • A first or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject area. If your qualifications are not from a UK university, QMUL also considers recognised equivalent qualifications from accredited overseas institutions and equivalent professional qualifications.
  • A masters qualification is desirable but not always essential.
  • Relevant experience within the field may also be taken into account.

The following information may also be factored into your application:

All students must meet Queen Mary's English language requirements                                                                                                 

Please visit the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences website for information on the application process.


For more information please contact: 

Robert Miles, PhD Programme Administrator                                                                                Email: 


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