PhD Biological Chemistry / Programme details

Year of entry: 2020

Programme description

The Department has particular strengths in biological chemistry and organic synthesis, computational and theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry (inorganic and polymer), magnetic resonance and structural chemistry, radiochemistry and environmental chemistry, nanoscience, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genetics, gene expression, molecular biology, microbiology, structural biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology and biomolecular sciences. State-of-the-art equipment, new laboratories and first-rate spectroscopic services support and compliment these activities. Each student has at least one supervisor and an advisor with pastoral responsibility.

In addition to superb research facilities, postgraduates in the Department have a graduate common room and use of a computer cluster. You receive training in health and safety, fire fighting, library skills and written and oral presentation skills.

Scholarships and bursaries

Research Council and departmental studentships are available for UK and EU students. For 2019/2020 these will be mainly valued at the home rate of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend of £15,009 each year. The Department also has a limited number of industrial case awards and industry-sponsored studentships (e.g. from GSK, Pfizer and NDA). International students may apply for the President's Doctoral and Department awards. Further information on funding is available by contacting the Department.

Facilities

The Department has outstanding facilities, with for example 9 high resolution NMR spectrometers and 1 solid state, 3 area detectors and several powder systems for X-ray crystallography, and it hosts a national EPR service. Its research has been recognised both by funding bodies, who are currently providing over £40M of research grants, and by numerous national and international prizes and awards.  

We offer comprehensive academic coverage across the chemical sciences and in all the core sub-disciplines of chemistry. We have strong research links with more than 80 di¿erent companies and more than 150 overseas universities and research institutes.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk