PhDs in Chemistry

Studying for a research degree is a rewarding and challenging process. As part of our vibrant research community, you will develop the skills you need to enjoy a rewarding career.

Under the guidance of supervisors chosen to suit your area of interest, you will learn in-depth research skills. You will have the opportunity to join a range of personal skills training courses, seminars and conferences.

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. Our research 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.

How to apply for a Chemistry PhD

We offer a number of different routes to beginning your PhD study.

Scholarships and Funding

The University has committed £3.7m to scholarships and bursaries, with 400 students per year being entitled to these. Faculty scholarships cover your full tuition fees, as well as providing you with a generous stipend and access to a research training grant. Generous travel grants are also available, allowing you to attend conferences, workshops and seminars relevant to your PhD.