Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 ,
The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is expanding rapidly and this is creating many new and exciting research opportunities with over 15m being invested to develop and expand the core research areas of catalysis, biological and medicinal chemistry, and materials.

About

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • All of our research groups have significant links with researchers and institutions globally, and there are opportunities for collaboration, study visits, etc.
  • We have extensive links with industry, meaning that employment prospects for our graduates are excellent.
  • Much of our research is interdisciplinary, and our students can broaden their experience and knowledge by working with researchers from other disciplines (eg biologists, physicists).

CAREER PROSPECTS

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • CenTACat (Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis): supports adventurous, step-change research at the cutting edge of catalysis where chemistry meets other disciplines, especially engineering.
  • IMM (Innovative Molecular Materials): concentrates on the key themes of Molecular Information Handling and Functional Materials.
  • QUILL (Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories): the largest multidisciplinary research group in the world centred on ionic liquid technology, whose work on super solvents' (which do not form vapours and can be used as non-polluting alternatives to conventional solvents) was voted Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century' in 2013.
  • SynBIOC (Synthesis and Biological Organic Chemistry): developing an integrated synthetic and biological research programme to deliver compounds addressing the regulation of cellular functions.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

Admission to a research degree (PhD/MPhil) normally requires at least a good second class Honours degree or an equivalent qualification. If you are not a graduate, you may still be admitted provided you hold a diploma or other qualification which the University deems to be the equivalent of a degree. After your initial registration, you will proceed to PhD study, pending successful completion of your School's differentiation process.

English Language requirements

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) requires universities to verify that non-EEA applicants have achieved a specified minimum level in English before we are permitted to issue the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) which you need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. As part of this process, the University must see evidence (normally the result of a UKBA-approved Secure English Language Test) of an applicant's English Language competence in the four components of language learning ie listening, reading, speaking and writing. Alternative qualifications may be acceptable to meet the UKBA's English language requirements, for example a degree or equivalent qualification from an institution in a country which is deemed by the UKBA to be majority English-speaking.

EEA nationals, and non-EEA applicants who are nationals of a country deemed by the UKBA to be majority English-speaking, will not be required to submit further evidence of English Language for visa purposes, but may be asked for evidence of English competency to satisfy University course entry requirements.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15100 International
  • EUR 4195 EU/EEA


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.