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Chemistry, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #222 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
The Department of Chemistry at Loughborough University is undergoing an exciting period of development. The new laboratories and newly refurbished research laboratories provide an outstanding environment to conduct scientific research.
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Overview

The strengths are in analytical science including: the study and detection of biomarkers; in energy research such as solar energy harvesting, hydrogen generation, functional energy materials/coatings, photochemistry, and batteries and supercapacitors; and in catalytic, synthetic and flow methods to prepare new molecules for health and materials applications.

As a research student in the Department of Chemistry at Loughborough University you will join a team of around 45 staff members and approximately 50 research students plus post-doctoral researchers and fellows. You will be encouraged to participate in conferences and provided with opportunities to present your research work.

Careers

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Lubrizol, Research Chemist
  • AWE, Analytical Scientist
  • Boots, Senior Analyst Scientist
  • Natural History Museum, Post-doctoral Research Associate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research groups:

  • Energy
  • Markers and Detection
  • Catalysis and Functional Molecules
  • Crime and Security
  • Interdisciplinary research centres
  • EPSRC Centre for Sustainable Hydrogen (SusHY)

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A good degree (usually 1st or 2:1) in chemistry or a closely related discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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