Natural Sciences PhD - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Full time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

This PhD offers an academic training route for graduates seeking to perform leading fundamental and technologically relevant research that transcends the traditional discipline boundaries by linking one or more other disciplines with chemistry. Options include Biology and Medicine, Computation, Engineering, Physics and subjects offered by the Lancaster Environment Centre.

A substantial amount of research addresses research questions that fall between the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Real-world problems require a multi-disciplinary approach, and research expertise at the interfaces of these disciplines is essential to delivering impactful solutions. A Natural Sciences PhD will capture and give expression to such research training.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This PhD offers an academic training route for graduates seeking to perform leading fundamental and technologically relevant research that transcends the traditional discipline boundaries by linking one or more other disciplines with chemistry. Options include Biology and Medicine, Computation, Engineering, Physics and subjects offered by the Lancaster Environment Centre.

    A substantial amount of research addresses research questions that fall between the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Real-world problems require a multi-disciplinary approach, and research expertise at the interfaces of these disciplines is essential to delivering impactful solutions. A Natural Sciences PhD will capture and give expression to such research training.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Entry requirements: Upper second class undergraduate or Masters degree in Chemistry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline such as Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics, Computation or Chemical Engineering, appropriate to the proposed research project

    Assessment: Original research and thesis

    IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent (lower grade admissions may be possible via separate pre-sessional English courses)

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

       
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £4,260 £2,130
    Overseas £17,945 £8,973

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

Research Areas

Our research in the Chemistry Department is divided into three themes. Each theme is led by a team of research-active staff, at the forefront of their fields.

Facilities

As part of a £26 million investment in Chemistry, your studies will be supported by custom-designed laboratories and an extensive array of instrumentation and equipment.

Magnetic Resonance

Magnetic Resonance

We have dedicated nuclear magnetic resonance facilities for solution and solid-states, as well as instrumentation for electron paramagnetic resonance.

Mass Spectrometry and Separations

Mass Spectrometry and Separations

Our liquid and gas chromatography facilities are designed for high-resolution mass spectrometry and the identification of volatile and semi-volatile compounds.

Microscopy and Nanofabrication

Microscopy and Nanofabrication

Our equipment is capable of creating and viewing complex micro- and nanostructures with an achievable feature size of 1 ┬Ám and smaller.

Optical Spectroscopy

Optical Spectroscopy

We have a varied range of instruments, including dedicated CD and time-resolved fluorescence equipment.

X-Ray

X-Ray

We are well equipped for X-Ray diffraction of single crystals and powders, as well as for X-Ray fluorescence.

Research Training

We take care of all of our students at Lancaster University. The Faculty of Science & Technology runs a series of training sessions design to improve your skills and abilities as you undertake a Postgraduate Research degree.

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