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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, DEC-21, JAN-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Join a school that is finding solutions to global problems. We're working on cleaner energy, sustainable materials and safer healthcare. We're looking for passionate research students to help us make a difference to people and the environment.

Our research themes are: molecular bonding and spectroscopy; materials; synthesis and catalysis; biological chemistry; projects and supervisors are available in each group.

An example of our research is combating Campylobacter infections in poultry farming. We discovered iron complexes that have potent antibacterial activity against Campylobacter in poultry. This bacterium is a major cause of food poisoning from undercooked chicken. The complexes are suitable for the treatment of poultry used in the food industry and are currently undergoing trials.

Another project discovered that a carbon-based porous material made from non-biodegradable cellulose acetate in discarded cigarette butts has an extremely high surface area. This led to an unprecedented capacity for storing hydrogen gas.


A chemistry research degree can lead to research chemist jobs working in industries such as pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals.

If you want to pursue an academic career, most graduates will move into a postdoctoral research position or other junior academic appointment after completing their PhD.

A research degree gives you transferable skills in communication, problem-solving, time management and analysis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 26,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 57 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    136 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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