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Chemical Biology

Cardiff University

36 months
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About

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Chemical Biology, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemical Biology programme from Cardiff University, students can conduct their research within this group.

Overview

The research carried out within the School of Chemistry is diverse and encompasses both fundamental and applied themes. Available research topics closely mirror the particular research interests of individual staff members, which fall broadly into biological and organic, inorganic, physical, and theoretical and computational chemistries.

Chemical Biology programme from Cardiff University aims:

  • To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceuticals and fine chemical sectors, teaching, biomedical research fields, research and managerial roles in general manufacturing industry (eg. food, cosmetics, petrochemical etc).

Distinctive features

  • The School has undergone an extensive revitalisation in the last few years and occupies newly refurbished laboratories with excellent facilities for research and teaching
  • Chemistry continues to attract an expanding team of researchers, as well as maintaining an extensive network of industrial contacts
  • Strong interdisciplinary collaborations support projects across traditional subject divisions; postgraduates interact across these groups
  • New facilities for synthetic and catalytic chemistry, including an advanced pressure reaction suite for catalyst development and investigation and the opening of the laboratories of the new EPSRC-funded Physical Organic Chemistry Centre
  • Extensive collaborations internationally; a number of research programmes allow placements abroad, including in Europe and America.

Programme Structure

Available research areas:

  • Terpene Biosynthesis
  • The physical basis of enzyme catalysis
  • Biophotonic Nanoswitches
  • Medicinal Biochemistry
  • Mechanisms of light-sensitive flavoprotiens
  • Peptide and protein interactions with nucleic acids
  • Mass spectrometry of  cyclic peptides

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a BSc 2.2 or above, or equivalent, in Chemistry or in a related subject.
  • Exam results (copies of original certificates or transcripts and English translations, if necessary, to prove you have the qualifications listed on your application form)
  • References: some programmes require one or two references (usually at least one from a recent lecturer or professor) – you can ask your referee to download and fill out our Referee report form or obtain a signed and dated reference on headed paper
  • Personal statement (some programmes require a specific personal statement, so check the entry requirements for your programme)
  • Research proposal (for research students who are not applying for listed projects)
  • English Language certificates

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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