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Postgraduate Study

Chemistry is a vibrant research-led department with an international reputation for its cutting-edge science, working on projects spanning organic, physical, inorganic, bioactive and computational chemistry, through to catalysis, nanoscience and materials.

The department hosts about 120 Ph.D. and students from all over the world who conduct their research and work alongsode world leading academics in a dynamic and friendly community.

EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Durham Chemistry is home to the CDT in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2). We are partners in the CDT in Molecular Sciences for Medicine (MoSMed) and the CDT in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU).

The Department has very close research links with many industrial partners and other universities in the UK and abroad, with leading scientists from around the world visiting and collaborating with us. The Department is extremely well-equipped, with modern research laboratories, extensive state-of-the-art instrumentation and world-class facilities. Its very strong research activity is underpinned by extremely enthusiastic and dedicated staff and students. The success of our graduate students is clear, with many of our ex-students holding academic, industrial and commercial positions throughout the world.

World-class facilities and equipment

We are a recognised centre of excellence in crystallography and attract collaborations from all over the world.
Chemistry equipment

Research degrees

Discover our PhD and MSc opportunities.
Research student in laboratory
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Postgraduate Scholarships

Are you a UK student and thinking about postgraduate study? We have a range of support available including our Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship and Alumni Fee Scholarship.

Find out more and apply