Loughborough University

Loughborough University


Main research areas: analytical and inorganic chemistry: development of non-isotopic immunoassays and multi-analyse optical or electrochemical sensors; structure-fluorescence relationships, design of new fluorescence labels and probes; aspects of flow injection analysis; electro-analytical chemistry; synthesis and spectroscopic study of phenylene-mercurials and of substituted triptycenes incorporating antimony, silicone, arsenic and bismuth atoms; kinetics and mechanisms of reactions involving solids; computing methods for crystallography, application of microcomputers to statistics, learning and chemical problems; organic and medicinal chemistry: design and use of new reagents for organic synthesis; synthetic applications based on mechanistic studies of novel reactions; synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry in which target molecules include potential non-addictive analgesics; potential novel liquid crystalline polymers; relationship between chemical composition and morphology of pathogenic yeasts and bacteria and their resistance to chemotherapeutic agents; biochemical pharmacology; physical chemistry.

Entry requirements

A good degree (usually 1st or 2.1) in chemistry or a closely related discipline.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

Research Councils (EPSRC, MRC); charities; many chemicals companies; British Council.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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