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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Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.
Explore postgraduate research in chemistry
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.
Search through our live research projects to find your future team.
Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial key part of your PhD journey.
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.
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.
Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.
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Analytical methods and physical chemistry
Research into methods for the determination and prediction of chemical structure and dynamics.
Chemical biology and biological chemistry
Applying chemical techniques to the study of biological systems, and using those systems for new functions.
Computational and theoretical chemistry
Research into a range of topics in molecular and solid state chemistry, spanning the entire periodic table.
The structure, bonding, and magnetism of lanthanide and actinide complexes, and more.
The link between atomic, molecular and supramolecular behaviour and the useful properties of a material.
The Department is home to a number of research centres and our staff work in various research institutes.
The Department houses a range of outstanding facilities, benefiting both our students and research activities.