Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Organic Synthesis

Research in the area of organic synthesis is largely focused on the development of novel synthetic methods, the elucidation of their mechanisms and the application to target synthesis, most often either natural products or bioactive compounds of pharmaceutical or agrochemical significance; particular areas of current interest are in heterocyclic synthesis, both saturated and heteroaromatic, aimed at defining new methods for the highly efficient and catalytic generation of such compounds, involving new heterogeneous catalysts or microwave activation in flow systems and the application of novel rearrangement reactions or radical chemistry; a particularly strong theme is the formation of such compounds by the electrophile-driven addition of nucleophiles to unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to pass IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70084