Lancaster University

Lancaster University


We welcome applications from those seeking to perform leading fundamental and technologically relevant research across the areas of analytical chemistry, energy and spectroscopy; chemical biology and materials; chemical theory and chemical computation; and a broad range of synthetic chemistry. Our research based PhDs are supported by taught courses providing skills in modern research techniques, including analytical chemistry, experimental design, advanced laboratory techniques, spectroscopy, computational and materials chemistry, together with courses to develop transferable skills. This ensures that our postgraduate students extend their knowledge of all areas of chemistry, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class undergraduate or Master's degree in Chemistry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline such as Physics or Chemical Engineering, appropriate to the proposed research project. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (lower grade admissions may be possible via separate pre-sessional English courses).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on original research and a thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 592133