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Postgraduate research in Chemistry

Become part of a talented, energetic, committed and supportive academic and postgraduate community, within a department which has produced seven Nobel Prize winners.

We offer you the chance to work and research alongside some of the best scientists in the field, so you can accelerate your development, profile and career development at the heart of our world-famous institution.

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Browse our range of chemistry PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research postgraduate research programmes.

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Live projects

Start your PhD journey by finding a research project that you’re passionate about.

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Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial part of your PhD journey.

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Browse our funding pages to find out about available scholarships, studentships and awards before speaking to your supervisor for further guidance.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about fully funded PhD opportunities available through our CDTs, where you can combine research with practical training as part of a cohort and collaborate across research areas, institutions and industry.

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Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.

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Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.