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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

In the Department of Chemistry we offer a range of programmes that can be taken full or part time. Research projects can be carried out in virtually any area of chemistry as long as a suitable project and supervisor can be allocated, meaning you can specialise in your own specific area of interest. You will work under the guidance of an academic supervisor who is expert in that particular field, and alongside other members of the research group including academics, post-doctoral researchers as well as fellow postgraduate students. As a research student in the Department of Chemistry, you can expect: a dedicated supervisor to help direct your research and training; a Thesis Advisory Panel (TAP) comprising two members of staff to monitor your progress and offer impartial advice, meeting twice per year; regular progress meetings with your supervisor, and more informal interactions with your supervisor on a day-to-day basis; training programmes designed to provide you with research, teaching and transferable skills. This is delivered through our Innovative Doctoral Training in Chemistry Programme; seminar programmes from leading scientists, and opportunities to present your own research; a student mentor to support your transition to postgraduate research and provide collaboration and networking opportunities. During your time at York, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, which will support not only your studies, but also prepare you for the world of work beyond your research degree. The Researcher Development Team offer a wide range of training under the Research Development Framework, and the Careers Service provides a wealth of guidance and opportunities to develop the types of skills employers are looking for.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 3 years | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject, although other relevant experience and circumstances, applications from those who have taken alternative routes but have the required knowledge and experience can also be taken into account.