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PhD Programmes

PhD Students

Students seeking to undertake research work in the Department must normally have a good Honours degree in Chemistry. For PhD, a First or Upper Second Class MSci or MChem Degree (or equivalent) is required.

Most Postgraduates in the department are enrolled on our PhD research programme. Details of this programme can be found in our PG Research Student Handbook 2016-2017.

Those interested in applying for our PhD programme should complete the online application found by following the link below.

Please be aware that the selection of students onto our PhD programme is undertaken in the first instance by our Research Sections, in consultation with the relevant academic supervisors. Therefore, before completing the online application form, prospective students are strongly recommended to identify specific research sections, and preferably research groups, whose research topics are of particular interest.

You can find out more about the department’s research activities. Wherever possible, we recommend prospective students directly contact potential supervisors and discuss with them the availability of research projects and studentships.

You can find out more about the department’s research activities. Wherever possible, we recommend prospective students directly contact potential supervisors and discuss with them the availability of research projects and studentships.

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Apply to our PhD programme by completing the online application form

PhD opportunities

 The department admits about 40 PhD students each year. A full-time PhD at Imperial College will normally take 3-4 years.

Most applicants apply to do a specific research project, although (depending on the source of funding) students are welcome to suggest their own in consultation with potential supervisors.

Some projects are funded through research grants held by faculty members, and these will be advertised on the departmental web site as and when they become available. Scholarships funded through research grants may be available to overseas students in exceptional cases.

Others are funded through departmental or college scholarships. For further information about the availability and eligibility criteria of such scholarships for 2017 please see details under the scholarship page below.

The Department is also participating in a number of newly established Centres for Doctoral Training, which offer additional studentships and scholarships for UK-resident students. The Centres offer further topic-specific education and training.

Regardless of the source of funding, interested students should begin the application process by contacting a faculty member to discuss the potential research topic.

Online applications should only be submitted after the potential academic supervisor has expressed sufficient interest in your application. In order to be eligible to compete for one of the department or Doctoral-Training Centre funded scholarships, the online application should be submitted before Monday 16th January 2017.

As we are a multidisciplinary department, we do not require applicants to necessarily hold an undergraduate degree in the Earth sciences. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in a field appropriate to the intended area of PhD research, with a classification of at least upper-second-class, or the equivalent.