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We have 196 Synthetic Chemistry PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

If your passion is in the development of new chemical structures, you could be working on cutting-edge research in the field of synthetic chemistry. Most PhDs in Synthetic Chemistry involve developing and testing new materials and chemicals, often in collaboration with other departments.

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
  • Pharmacology
  • Nanomaterials
  • 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.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. A Masters may be required, though this is sometimes optional.

PhD in Synthetic Chemistry funding options

You can apply for a research council studentship which covers the cost of your tuition fee and a living cost allowance. You may also be able to apply for a government loan. It is worth checking with your prospective supervisor about funding options before you apply.

PhD in Synthetic Chemistry careers

Expertise in chemistry and chemical engineering makes it easy to find a job in research, pharmaceuticals, forensics or academia. You could also use your skills and knowledge to work in the chemical industry.

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Fully-funded PhD/MSc by Research Studentship in Bio-Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (Chemical Engineering)

Developing an efficient transport system over long distances, storage for short periods or on a seasonal/annual basis and creating a hydrogen (H2) distribution network suitable for the various types of applications, are fundamental elements of the H. Read more

(EPSRC DTG)- Fluorination of Metal-Organic Frameworks

An EPSRC DTG funded PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Nanoporous Materials, Department of Chemistry for an excellent chemist in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Read more

Automated Flow Synthesis: In-Line Reaction Monitoring and Machine Learning for the Optimisation of Continuous Flow Photocatalytic Reactions

This 3.5-year funded PhD opportunity will be a collaborative project with Vapourtec Ltd in the Lee, Vilela and Mota research groups at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Flow Chemistry and Machine Learning. Read more

Supramolecular control of catalytic systems

We seek a creative, independent, PhD student to work in the Surman Lab ( at KCL Chemistry. Our world is made with chemical catalysis, to facilitate and guide efficient transformation of raw materials to useful products. Read more

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