University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Organic Chemistry

The School has particular strengths in biological chemistry and organic synthesis, computational and theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry (inorganic and polymer), magnetic resonance and structural chemistry, radiochemistry and environmental chemistry and nanoscience. State-of-the-art equipment, new laboratories and first-rate spectroscopic services support and compliment these activities. Each student has at least one supervisor and an advisor with pastoral responsibility.

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement for PhD entry is normally a 2(i) UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science discipline. Students whose first degree has not been studied in English will normally have to reach a required standard in an International English language examination such as TOEFL > 577 (with 5.5 in TWE), TOEFL (IBT) > 90 (with no sub-test less than 22) or IELTS > 6.5 (with no sub-test less than 5.5) and may be required to attend a language course at the University Language Centre prior to entry

Sponsorship information

Research Council and school studentships are available for UK and EU students. For 2015/2016 these will be mainly valued at the home rate of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend of £14,057 each year. The School also has a limited number of industrial case awards and industry-sponsored studentships (e.g. from GSK, Pfizer and NDA). International students may apply for the President's Doctoral and School awards. Further information on funding is available by contacting the School.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Chemistry Research
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