3 years (PhD), 1 year (MPhil) (full-time) / Please discuss with School (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceuticals and fine chemical sectors, teaching, biomedical research fields, research and managerial roles in general manufacturing industry (eg. food, cosmetics, petrochemical etc).
The School has undergone an extensive revitalisation in the last few years and occupies newly refurbished laboratories with excellent facilities for research and teaching
- Chemistry continues to attract an expanding team of researchers, as well as maintaining an extensive network of industrial contacts
- Strong interdisciplinary collaborations support projects across traditional subject divisions; postgraduates interact across these groups
- New facilities for synthetic and catalytic chemistry, including an advanced pressure reaction suite for catalyst development and investigation and the opening of the laboratories of the new EPSRC-funded Physical Organic Chemistry Centre
- Extensive collaborations internationally; a number of research programmes allow placements abroad, including in Europe and America
The research carried out within the School of Chemistry is diverse and encompasses both fundamental and applied themes. Available research topics closely mirror the particular research interests of individual staff members, which fall broadly into Biological & Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Theoretical & Computational chemistries.
The School specialises in the following research areas:
- Chemical Biology
- Heterogenous Catalysis and Surface Science
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Synthesis
- Physical Organic Chemistry
- State and Solid Materials Chemistry
- Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
- Students will develop a deep understanding of the fundamental processes of Chemistry
- Experience working in a group environment
- Experience of managing a research project
- Opportunities to use specialist techniques, such as XRD, BET, TGA, SEM etc
- Opportunities to use computer programming and high performance computing
- A number of courses are available to supplement the research project. These courses are offered both internally and through the University's Graduate College
Our students have gone on to a diverse range of careers, some continue along the academic path with postdoctoral positions in groups both in Cardiff and around the world, others have joined the teaching profession whilst many have entered major industrial companies in jobs that range from research to management.
Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, or equivalent, in Chemistry or in a related subject.
Entry to research degree courses in chemistry will be subject to the University requirements for English language.In addition, the university offers a range of pre-sessional courses for those without the required language qualifications; successful completion of any of these courses will allow you to proceed with your research degree in chemistry.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person
Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees: 1 October, 1 January, 1 April, or 1 July
Name: Dr Ben Ward
Telephone: +44(0)29 2087 0302
Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4030