What is a chemistry PhD?
A Chemistry PhD programme from University of York is a postgraduate research degree, normally done after an undergraduate degree. It gives you the opportunity to do some advanced independent research, in close collaboration with a supervisor, into an area of chemistry that interests you.
Why do a chemistry PhD?
You can gain a huge sense of achievement from completing and writing up an in-depth piece of research. It will also provide you with a tool for a range of careers. Read what some of our PhD students say about their studies.
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- Dedicated supervisor(s), regular supervision meetings and support
- State-of-the-art research facilities
- Wild Overseas Scholars Scheme - to allow York PGR students to visit prestigious international research groups to allow them to carry out work not possible in York
- Access to Departmental and related analytical services - most free of charge
- Consumables budget for all students
- Graduate Student Support Officer
- Dedicated desk space in your department, close to your lab and supervisor, facilitating day-to-day communication
- Regular research group seminars and group meetings in addition to the comprehensive departmental seminar programme
- Thesis advisory panel (made up of supervisor(s) and another academic member of staff in a closely related area) supports you throughout your research degree, with regular opportunities to discuss research progress, plan the routes forward and skills needed.
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- 24 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesChemical Engineering Chemistry Biochemistry View 226 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- PhD applicants should have, or be expecting to achieve, a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a relevant, related discipline. We have research students from a range of backgrounds on a variety of projects. Please note that although 2:1 is the minimum requirement to be considered for a PhD, funded studentships are very competitive and it is likely that you would need to be predicted a high 2:1 / First class degree.
- MSc applicants should have or be expecting to achieve, a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a relevant, related discipline.
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Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.