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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Bath

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Research in the Department of Chemistry spans all sub-disciplines, from theoretical physical chemistry to biological chemistry and antibody engineering. There are six research themes:

  • analytical
  • fundamentals
  • health
  • interfaces
  • materials
  • transformations

Postgraduate students are offered a variety of practical training courses which include the full use of the analytical instrumentation and services availablem and are encouraged to attend our seminars and to attend international scientific meetings relevant to their research area.

We offer programmes leading to a PhD degree in four classical divisions of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical and computational. While students will be formally associated with one of these divisions, the research carried out in our Department is interdisciplinary.

The current focus areas are: Catalysis and Synthesis, Energy, Environment and Health, Materials, and Sustainability. Each focus group is composed of members of staff that approach these topics from very different points of view, thus allowing our students to understand fully the context of their research.

Career opportunities

Recent Bath graduates have gone on to postdoctoral research in the UK, USA including Princeton, Harvard and Yale, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Brunei and New Zealand.

Employers include the NIST Centre for Neutron Research, Tocris, EPSRC and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,800per 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 Bath

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 57 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    155 70%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    17th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    22nd

    3

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