This course is run by the Catalysis Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). The University's of Bath, Bristol and Cardiff work closely together to train and educate based on the distinctive but complementary areas of Catalysis expertise within Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at these three institutions.
Some of society’s biggest challenges can be addressed through catalysis: clean energy generation, environmental clean-up of air and water and sustainable manufacture. The CDT offers postgraduate training in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering to benefit society and to meet the current and future needs of UK Catalysis. This interdisciplinary programme will give students advanced knowledge of traditional and emerging catalysis disciplines, an understanding of industry and global contexts whilst teaching research and professional skills.
To further develop your professional skills and expand your CV you will also become involved in organising seminars and workshops, engaging in outreach activities and leading a committee to organise a student led day at a conference.
The first year of the course is an MRes, this is run across all three partner universities. You will then opt to do your PhD research in one of the three universities, with either an industrial project or a supervisor in another partner university. These research projects will involve spending time in international industrial or academic labs. This makes your research truly interdisciplinary. During your research you will still have access to labs and facilities across the three universities. You will also engage with industry through industrial seminars, workshops, site visits and mentoring.
In Cardiff these facilities include a dedicated research hub, a newly refurbished specialist lab, as well as teaching space and facilities across three leading universities.
Candidates should possess a degree in a relevant subject area, such as 2:1 or higher in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or the equivalent. Additionally, applicants should hold or be about to obtain a relevant postgraduate qualification such as an MChem or MSc in Chemistry, or the equivalent.
Applications can be submitted through the University's Online Application System. A current CV must be submitted alongside the application.
Decisions will be made on a continuous basis throughout the year and will be based on your written application and the references received.
As this course is run jointly with University of Bath and University of Bristol the information you provide in your application will be shared with them as part of the decision making process.
place in the CDT is fully funded for the 4 year duration. This includes full University fees, a stipend and a travel allowance. We are only able to offer fully funded places to UK and EU residents.