Ph.D. On Campus

Biological Inorganic Chemistry

University of York

36 months
18900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biological Inorganic Chemistry programme from the University of York focuses on the functions and applications of metal ions in biological systems.


Key Features

New antimicrobials are a target of research into siderophore-conjugates, CO-releasing molecules and redox-active bacterial enzymes.

The Biological Inorganic Chemistry programme from the University of York use a wide range of techniques to interrogate proteins, particularly structural methods such as magnetic spectroscopy, electrochemistry and small molecule models. 

On a whole organism scale, we use diagnostically-resolved magnetic resonance imaging to monitor in situ drug metabolism via hyperpolarisation methods that utilise molecular catalysts. These techniques are augmented with DFT computational theory, genomic discovery, chemical and molecular biology.

Programme Structure

Our main areas of interest include:
  • Metalloprotein structure, function and mode-of-action, especially of biomass-degrading enzymes, such as lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases and hydrogenases
  • Siderophore-binding proteins
  • Artificial metalloenzymes.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Typically you’ll need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second-class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a Masters degree. Actual requirements vary by course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/EU Part-time: £9,450

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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