What's it like to study a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry?
As a graduate student, you'll be working towards an independent thesis that will make a significant contribution to the field of Synthetic Chemistry. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based research, writing and reviewing sections of your thesis, and attending supervisory meetings.
Possible research areas include:
- Organic synthesis
- Molecular design and synthesis
- Polymer chemistry
- Biological chemistry
- Forensic chemistry
- Energy materials
You may also be asked to take modules in areas such as scientific writing, research methods, and laboratory skills, which are taught through attached research centres and departments.
Most PhDs in Synthetic Chemistry last three years. However, it is possible to transfer to a Research Masters at the end of your first year, which will result in an award of MPhil.