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We have 137 Analytical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

A PhD in Analytical Chemistry involves conducting experimental research and testing new methodologies that help in the analysis of chemical compounds.

What's it like to do a PhD in Analytical Chemistry?

Analytical Chemistry is a field that involves the application of chemical principles to test and identify chemical compounds. A PhD in Analytical Chemistry will involve working on a research project under the guidance of an expert supervisor. You'll likely be using analytical methods such as chromatography and spectroscopy to test the properties of chemical compounds.

Some of the issues that Analytical Chemistry researchers aim to solve include climate change, ageing, drug development and safer drinking water.

Some popular Analytical Chemistry research topics are:

  • Analytical chemistry of pharmaceuticals
  • Analytical chemistry of polymers
  • Chemical forensics
  • Chemical production and consumption
  • Chemical analysis using nanomaterials

If you are considering a PhD in Analytical Chemistry that has a computational focus, you will likely be working on projects such as computer aided analysis or data processing.

You might also be required to complete some training modules during your first year to gain a deeper understanding of the field and prepare you for your own research.

In addition to attending research meetings, writing papers and completing other academic duties, you might be asked to complete modules that improve your research skills.

PhD in Analytical Chemistry entry requirements

Bachelors and Masters degrees in Analytical Chemistry are usually a mandatory entry requirement for a PhD in a related subject like Chemistry or Physics.

Depending on where you study, you might also be asked to show that you'll be able to complete the research programme given the academic resources available at the university.

You'll also be required to show that you have the language skills to complete a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. This will usually be an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 89.

PhD in Analytical Chemistry funding options 

In the UK, a PhD in Analytical Chemistry would be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which provides fully funded studentships along with a guaranteed monthly stipend. You will also be entitled to an annual tuition fee waiver.

PhD in Analytical Chemistry careers

Most Analytical Chemistry PhD graduates choose to continue their research careers and apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems. You can also choose to work in industries such as pharmaceuticals and biomedical engineering.

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Novel subsurface Raman microscopy technologies to enable the development of next-generation drug and implant therapies

Start date: September 2024. Duration. 3.5 years. Raman spectroscopy is a powerful label-free analytical technique that measures the molecular composition of tissue by using light to excite molecular vibrations in the sample and generate Raman scattered photons. Read more

White Rose BBSRC DTP: Mechanistic dissection of intra-Golgi vesicle targeting

Intracellular vesicle transport is key for establishing compartmental identities, and therefore in defining eukaryotic cells. It is of utmost importance that vesicles reach the correct target membrane, otherwise compartments become inter-mixed and their identities are lost. Read more

Development of integrated microfluidic chips for making mRNA nanomedicines

Project. Messenger RNA (mRNA) provides a highly flexible platform for the development of vaccines. A robust immune response typically requires both an antibody response and a T-cell response. Read more

Probing the local structure of functional materials under high pressure

This is a joint collaborative project between the University of Warwick and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. ISIS is a world-leading facility for studying the atomic-level structure of materials that attracts over 3000 external researchers each year from over 30 different countries. Read more

Lipid-Based Conjugate Self-Assembly and Bioactivity

This ambitious research project is associated with an EPSRC Fellowship award to Prof Hamley. This project is underway and involves two postdoctoral researchers and another PhD student. Read more

PhD in Chemistry: Chemical recycling of insulation foam for a circular economy of the construction polymers

Insulation foams are ubiquitous in the construction sector, with applications in cavity wall, under-floor, and roof insulation. Whilst insulation foams have provided enormous benefit to heat efficiency, there is much work to do before a viable circular economy is attained. Read more

Ultra High-Field for Enhanced Solid-State NMR of Materials

UK graduates are invited to apply for a fully funded 42-month PhD studentship starting in October 2024 in the area of magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of solids. Read more

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

Embark on an enriching academic journey with our esteemed doctoral degree programs in various scientific fields. Read more

PhD in Chemistry: Applications of main group Lewis acids in synthetic organic chemistry

Applications of main group Lewis acids in synthetic organic chemistry. This project will investigate the use of boron or aluminium Lewis acids in transformations typically catalysed by transition metals. Read more

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