Our research group undertakes analysis-based research in a range of fields as diverse as environmental samples (e.g. ground water, soil); human and animal hair, including feathers; archaeological artefacts; drugs and other toxins; and glass and other materials of forensic interest.
A full range of personal and career-specific training is a compulsory component of all our research degree programmes.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years. PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
You will be allocated a director of studies and at least one other supervisor during your research degree. Supervisory teams may include appropriately qualified individuals from other universities, industrial practitioners and so on.
Our Department of Life Sciences has a full range of modern and up-to-date analytical equipment. It includes advanced optical and electron microscopes, IR, Raman and X-ray spectrometers, GC-MS, GC, ion chromatography, HPLC, AAS, ICP-OES and XRD. A new stable isotope facility has also recently been completed.
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Candidates are normally expected to hold a 2.1 minimum degree in a relevant subject. An MSc in a relevant subject preferred. Equivalent experiential qualifications can be considered.
Home/EU £4200; Overseas £9,800
Apart from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Useful links include the Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS).
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