PhD opportunities

Our research clusters span chemical biology, polymers, materials and nanoscience, molecular design and catalysis, and theory and light-matter interactions. They each offer a range of PhD opportunities.

Two researchers at the time resolved infrared station in the Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory

Some of the projects below come with specific funding (for example, from a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training) to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.

If a project does not come with specific funding, you may be able to apply for a scholarship. Once you have found a project you want to apply for, find out how to apply.

You can also apply for 3 months additional funding for sustainability-themed PhD projects through the Grantham Centre. More information on applying can be found here.

If you have your own idea for a project, you can find a potential supervisor by visiting our research pages. Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.


If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact our student recruitment and admissions team.

Telephone: +44 114 222 9500

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