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Chemistry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
This Chemistry programme  at Bangor University is for anyone who is interested in developing their research further or those who wish to follow career pathways which require research skills.
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  • During the application process you will be asked to submit a research proposal. In order for us to assist you throughout the duration of your research degree it is important that your research interests fall into the research areas that the school is involved with. Once the research area has been selected, it is important to read some of the publications produced by the Academic supervisor. 
  • The Chemistry programme is offered by the Bangor University.
  • Should you not be able to access the publication please contact us directly and will be able to send you a copy. Applicants who are already working in an academic environment will also be asked to submit their publications list and any relevant teaching experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Throughout the programme students must maintain a satisfactory academic level to be eligible to proceed with their PhD studies.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Chemistry with specialisms in:

  • bacterial fuel cells
  • biodegradable polymers
  • borates
  • computer graphics
  • environmental chemistry
  • glycobiology
  • glycosylation chemistry
  • heterocyclic chemistry
  • inorganic chemistry
  • isolation and characterisation of plant derived compounds
  • material sciences
  • metalloproteins
  • modelling
  • nature product synthesis
  • nitroreductase
  • NMR
  • organic chemistry
  • organic synthesis
  • photovoltaics
  • physical chemistry
  • physical organic chemistry
  • pi-functional conjugated materials
  • porous materials
  • prodrug therapy
  • proteomics
  • quantum mechanics
  • self-assembly
  • sustainable chemistry
  • thermal chemistry
  • tissue engineering
  • virtual reality
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • analytical chemistry
  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • biosensors
  • carbohydrate chemistry
  • computational chemistry
  • dye-sensitised solar cells
  • hydrogels
  • inorganic main group chemistry
  • inorganic nanoparticles
  • mass spectrometry
  • organic synthesis
  • photovoltaics
  • theoretical chemistry.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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

  • A first or an upper second-class honours degree is required.
  • The minimum IELTS requirements are a 6.5 in the writing element and a 6.5 in the reading with no other element below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 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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  • Up to £4,000
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Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
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  • Full tuition fee waiver
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