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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant centre of research in chemistry. We have an international reputation in a wide range of fields from catalysis to anticancer drug design and molecular photonics to nanotechnology. As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

Research in the School of Chemistry is organised into the following groups: Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Nanoscience and Materials; Photonic Materials; Structure and Dynamics and Synthesis, Reactivity and Catalysis. This programme will help you to: complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development; use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan; identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs and gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees: £4,327 - £12,127

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees: £22,710 - £30,510

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 MChem, or international equivalent, in chemistry or a related subject. Applicants with BSc qualifications will be considered on an individual basis if they have additional relevant experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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