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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.

Discover your tomorrow

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

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Start your PhD journey by finding the research project that best suits you. If you would like help in deciding the area you want to study, complete this  Expression of Interest form.

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Live projects

Search through our live research projects to find your future team.

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

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Depending on the project you’re applying for, there are a range of options available at different times of the year.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about these funded PhD opportunities where you gain valuable practical experience while training as part of a cohort.

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

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