Ph.D. On Campus


University of Surrey

48 months
22700 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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Studying in the Chemistry programme at the University of Surrey will see you join an internationally renowned and research-active department, with a strong track-record of employability and research excellence.


Why choose this programme

The Chemistry programme at the University of Surrey has a small/medium-sized PhD cohort, and it’s home to an intimate and collegiate working community. Our small group sizes mean you’ll receive close and careful supervision, with easy access to all the help and support you need to succeed. In the Department, there’s a long tradition of close interaction between supervisor and student.

Our research interests span much of the discipline of Chemistry. Many of the research themes are aimed at solving real-world problems, from supplying clean energy and addressing microplastic pollution, to the discovery of new drugs and drug delivery systems, and analysing ever more challenging forensic samples. This focus will provide you with the opportunity to undertake research with the potential to benefit society. 

Much of our research is published in some of the foremost journals in the world, allowing our PhD students to witness the impact their work has in their field of research. Our PhD students have an excellent record of winning prizes for oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings, not only within the University but at national and international levels. Within our Department, we encourage all our PhD students to attend and present at meetings.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Computational chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Forensic analysis
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22700 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £11,400

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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