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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, OCT-22, NOV-22, DEC-22, JAN-23, FEB-23, MAR-23, APR-23

  • Duration

    3 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.

Careers

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

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£ 28,000per 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

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

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

Career-boosting opportunities including internships and work placements, exchange programmes, international campuses, and entrepreneurial support.
A range of prestigious international scholarships for high-achieving students from around the world.
A top uni for sport and fitness with sports scholarships, 70+ sports clubs, superb facilities on all campuses, and a great track record in UK sports leagues.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 58 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 66%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    25th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    30th

    14

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