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:
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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.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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.
Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
Read more about visa information and requirements for this country.
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).
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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