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Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #172 (QS) ,
The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) focuses on developing new molecules, materials, processes and systems from the lab right through to industrial application, with an emphasis on practical sustainability. 

About

We train scientists and engineers to work together with industry to meet the needs of current and future generations.

We welcome applications from graduates of science and engineering disciplines (including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, pharmacy and physics) who already have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree and have a strong interest in sustainable technologies.

This innovative 4-year Doctoral Programme is funded by EPSRC, the University of Bath and a range of Industrial Partners. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) places fundamental concepts of sustainability at the core of a broad spectrum of research and training in applied sciences. At least 10 fully-funded PhD places are available each year.

The Integrated PhD programme in Sustainable Chemical Technologies incorporates masters-level study leading to the award of an MRes in Sustainable Chemical Technologies followed by a research project leading to the award of a PhD.

The CDT provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary research and training environment in the area of chemical sustainability. All CDT students will receive foundation training to supplement their undergraduate knowledge, as well as training in sustainable chemical technologies (SCT) and transferable skills. 

All will conduct high quality and challenging research within an SCT theme directed jointly by supervisors from across the Faculties of Science and Engineering, and each project will also include input from one of our many industrial and international partners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The CDT provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary research and training environment in the area of chemical sustainability.
  • All CDT students will receive foundation training to supplement their undergraduate knowledge, as well as training in sustainable chemical technologies (SCT) and transferable skills. All will conduct high quality and challenging research within an SCT theme directed jointly by supervisors from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
  • Our doctoral programme is a four-year course, with the first year focusing on preparing for your main research in the remaining three.
  • At the end of the first year, you will graduate with an MRes in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, providing evidence to future employers of your strong research and transferrable skills.

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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

  •  At least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, biochemistry, materials science, natural science, mechanical engineering or related discipline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bath

  • 808 - 1230 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Each year until 2013 we are offering at least twelve fully-funded EPSRC PhD studentships with an enhanced stipend (ca. £15,000 tax free pa). These studentships are aimed at graduates of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and related disciplines who already have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree.

In addition, we encourage applications from students with backgrounds in other areas of engineering and disciplines such as mathematics, physics and biological sciences with an interest in sustainable technologies.

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