University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Materials 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. In addition to superb research facilities, postgraduates in the school have a graduate common room and use of a computer cluster. You receive training in health and safety, fire fighting, library skills and written and oral presentation skills. If you do not have a masters degree you take taught course units in chemistry.

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test < 5.5), IB TOEFL 90 (with no sub test < 22).

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 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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Key information

Contact: 
Chemistry Research
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 306 9279