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University of Bristol: Chemistry

Institution University of Bristol
Department Chemistry
Telephone +44 (0) 117 928 8166
Study type Research


The School of Chemistry is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research, ranking #1 in the UK for Chemistry research (THE analysis of REF 2021). We offer a world-class environment for your PhD or MSc research degree, with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, as well as support and guidance from internationally leading Academic Supervisors. There are currently over 250 postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers, from many different countries, working with more than 50 academic staff on a wide range of research themes. Extensive collaborations with science-based industries and leading international academic centres ensure that research in Bristol remains at the frontiers of science.

The School of Chemistry is housed in spacious, modern laboratories, which are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. There is a comprehensive graduate support programme to ensure you have the opportunity to build a wide range of skills, both in chemistry and other transferable skills which will be useful to you in your future career.

The School of Chemistry hosts and participates in a number of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). Training opportunities in these national flagship centres are available in the following disciplines:

Hosted in the School of Chemistry:

  • technology enhanced chemical synthesis

  • aerosol science

External partnerships:

  • synthetic biology

  • biosciences

  • earth and environmental sciences

  • composites science, engineering and manufacturing

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

MSc (Res)

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