University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Applicants are assigned a research project and supervisor; key research areas: atmospheric chemistry and kinetics; chemical biology; materials and polymer synthesis and characterisation; molecular modelling and molecular informatics; spectroscopic and structural methods; structural chemistry; surface science and heterogeneous catalysis; synthetic and mechanistic chemistry; theoretical/computational chemistry; the department has research links with: Cambridge centre for molecular recognition, centre for atmospheric science, Melville laboratory for polymer synthesis, BP institute for multiphase flow.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 UK 4-year undergraduate Master's (Honours) degree or a UK 3-year Bachelor's (Honours) degree plus a relevant 1/2-year Master's degree or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing and of 6.5 in reading), or TOEFL 600 (paper-based) with a minimum of 5.0 in the test of written English (TWE), or TOEFL 100 (internet-based) with a minimum of 25 in all skills.

Sponsorship information

The Department is awarded around 25 studentships each year from various Research Councils, together with several industrially funded studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,352 per Academic year (home fees) 5 years
PhD Part-time £ 11,238 per Academic year (overseas fees) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Admissions Office, Department of Chemistry
Telephone number: 
01223 762031