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We have 27 Analytical Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in Manchester

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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How do mammalian cells handle mRNA therapeutics: Optimising the molecular basis of manufacture

The use of mRNA to generate vaccines against COVID-19 has cemented the potential for nucleic acids to develop approaches to prevent viral infection and to have wider applications in the treatment of life-threatening cancers (Nature [2021] 589. Read more

Enzymes Electrified: The Electrochemical Leaf

Enzymes, nature’s catalysts, are at the core of diverse areas of scientific research, from studying their malfunction in disease, to their use as biocatalysts for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, or even the breakdown of plastic waste, to their potential as antibiotic targets, to name a few. Read more

New NMR methods for complex structural studies

Knowing the structures and behaviour of molecules is crucial for understanding the world around us and for the development of new chemical products, drugs and materials. Read more

Probing confinement effects in catalytic systems

  Research Group: Catalysis and Porous Materials
Candidates are invited to apply for a PhD in the area of structure-activity relationships in catalytic processes for the development of industrial applications. Read more

Designing catalytic pyrolysis of biomass for green hydrogen production

  Research Group: Catalysis and Porous Materials
We welcome applications for this fully funded PhD studentship project from highly motivated candidates interested in advancing technology towards Net Zero goals through development of green hydrogen production routes. Read more

An evaluation of the role of excipients on the stability of lipid nanoparticles-based vaccines.

Covid vaccine based on lipid nanoparticles (LNP) have been the success story of the covid pandemic. Our group has been working on the long-term stability of liquid formulation of mRNA like LNP particles in collaboration with the industry. Read more

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