Fully funded four-year PhD studentships commencing in September 2021 are available for exceptional chemistry graduates.
Our PhD programme combines world-leading research in Chemical Synthesis with state-of-the-art training in technology and automation to prepare you for a career in modern synthetic chemistry, whether in industry or academic research.
Based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, our alternative to the traditional PhD offers a four-year programme of research in synthetic chemistry including a unique training period designed to strengthen your research techniques and introduce new technologies for Chemical Synthesis through lab rotations. You will also benefit from training in a range of transferable skills (including presenting, teamwork and problem-solving) to enhance your employability.
Our Initial training period lasts 8 months and involves:
After successfully completing the training element, you will embark on a lab research project in areas of Chemical Synthesis such as those listed below. During this time, your scientific development will continue to be enhanced by interactions with industry and with internationally renowned research groups, entrepreneurship training, and professional and academic courses provided by our industrial partners. The breadth of our training means your doctorate will further provide you with the skills to succeed as a well-rounded candidate for employment in both industry and academia.
Example PhD Project areas:
In accordance with UKRI, UK and international students (EU/EEA, Swiss nationals and overseas) are eligible for fully-funded studentships for the 4-year duration of the programme to cover stipend and fees. Please read our Admissions Statement to ensure you meet the Admissions criteria before applying.
Applications are welcomed from students with or expecting to gain a first or upper-second class honours MSci/MChem (or equivalent). This is one of the CDTs hosted by the School of Chemistry offering training in a number of different disciplines.
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