Postgraduate Study

We offer the opportunity to undertake a PhD in Chemistry in our brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, helping our aim of carrying out advanced postgraduate research.

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Further information regarding what a PhD in Chemistry will involve and how you can join us may be found on these pages. You should feel free to contact us with any enquiries about our research, and about the possibility of undertaking a research degree here in Lancaster. If you have a particular project in mind, please feel free to contact directly the appropriate member of staff.

Research at Lancaster Chemistry is broadly structured into three core discipline themes. Each theme is populated with an expanding team of research-active staff at the forefront of research in their respective fields. Our interests span many areas of both fundamental and technological interest. Perhaps most importantly, we share not only common ground in research excellence, but an inclusive and collaborative spirit, and a dedication to passing on our knowledge to a new generation of researchers.

Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Characterisation and measurement of the properties of atoms, molecules, solids, materials and biological systems is at the heart of our analytical chemistry and spectroscopy (ACS) research here at Lancaster.

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Chemical Theory and Computation

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The interrelated fields of Chemical Theory and Chemical Computation form the basis of the CTC research theme in Chemistry at Lancaster.

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Chemical Synthesis

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Synthesis underlies all aspects of chemistry; the design, creation and study of molecules and materials are at the heart of research activity across all areas of chemistry.

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