Ph.D. On Campus

Analytical & Environmental Sciences

King's College London

36 months
21870 GBP/year
5820 GBP/year
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Research within the Analytical & Environmental Science is recognised in the fields of toxicology, forensic science and atmospheric science. Chemistry is fundamental to all three activities and particular strengths exist in development of separation science and mass spectrometry towards the development of novel analytical methods.


Specific examples of Divisional research include improvements to aid detection of drug-facilitated sexual assaults, the use of nanoparticles for forensic purposes, the fate and effects of xenobiotics in the environment, toxicology of ambient particulate matter, defining mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis and unraveling toxicogenomic fingerprints via a model organism approach.

The Drug Control Centre in the Division is the UK World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory and played a key role in the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic and the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games in 2014 anti-doping screening programme. Environmental science activity across the Division focuses on air, water and soil quality and includes monitoring, modelling and toxicology research. Atmospheric science research is undertaken within the Environmental Research Group, which is part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environmental Health and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards.

Programme Structure

Programme structure:
  • Work is usually laboratory-based but we also offer data analysis projects. The Division has excellent facilities for molecular biology, cell culture, confocal microscopy, radioisotope, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, DNA sequencing and oligonucleotide synthesis.
  • Central facilities available to staff & students within the division include state-of-the-art library and IT facilities, with an extensive collection of books, journals and electronic databases available to all students.
  • Each PhD student is provided with deskspace and computer access. The Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine has strict procedures in place to ensure adherence to good laboratory practice, overseen by the Faculty Safety Manager.
  • These assessments (and the associated working procedures) are kept under review and modified as necessary. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a biomedical science, medicine or dentistry (or overseas equivalent). Relevant experience may also be acceptable.
  • A 2:2 degree may be considered if the applicant also has a Master's degree with a merit or distinction.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21870 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5820 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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