Educational aims of the Chemistry PhD programme offered at The University of Cambridge:
- Give students with relevant experience at master's level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision.
- Give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.
- Provide all students with relevant and useful researcher development training opportunities to broaden their horizons and properly equip them for the opportunity which they seek following their PhD studies.
By the end of the programme, students will have:
- a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
- demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
- shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research, research techniques and methodologies;
- demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research; and
- taken up relevant and highly useful researcher development training opportunities to develop skills and attributes for their desired future career.
The course is exclusively by research.
The project and supervisor are usually determined during the application process. The Department of Chemistry takes very seriously the provision of excellent and relevant postgraduate education, which will allow students to:
- develop relevant transferable skills through a number of compulsory courses during the first year of their studies;
- choose their own bespoke series of optional academic lectures and workshops from our extensive and evolving range, directly supporting both research and broader chemistry knowledge base;
- select from many researcher development opportunities to enhance their transferable skill-set and ultimate employability; and
- attend careers sessions given by alumni of the Department.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
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- Research interests
International32352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £19,411
Living costs for Cambridge
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