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PhD in Chemistry (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-F1P0
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


The PhD in Chemistry enables you to carry out a unique research project and write an outstanding thesis. In the REF 2014, University of Warwick's Chemistry Department was ranked 6th in the UK with 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' classifications.


A PhD provides an opportunity for you to spend up to four years conducting full time research in an area in which you wish to specialise. You need to identify an area and an academic willing to supervise you during your research. You write up a thesis at the end of your studies. In some cases, the project may be carried out in collaboration with an industrial sponsor.

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Research themes

The current research themes include:

  • Measurement and Modelling
  • Materials and Polymers
  • Synthesis and Catalysis
  • Chemical, Structural and Synthetic Biology

Full details on the current research themes are available on the Chemistry website.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject

English language requirementsBand A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.