Postgraduate Research in Chemistry
- Graduate School
The School of Chemistry is recognised globally for its research in chemical sciences and postgraduate students are the backbone of this research work.
Below are some of the contributions from chemistry PhD students in recent years:
- Complementary Syntheses Giving Access to a Full Suite of Differentially Substituted Phthalocyanine-Porphyrin Hybrids
- Development of photoactive photoreactive antibodies for next generation cancer therapeutics
- Elucidation of iron-sensing in plant-symbiont bacteria
- Developing novel magnetic resonance techniques to study functional biomolecular machines
- Development of methods to resolve ligand exchange rates within a diheme thiosulfate dehydrogenase
These are only a few examples that highlight the importance of postgraduate research at UEA in changing our world. Would like to join this vibrant research community?
Academic staff in the School of Chemistry have research interests in the following areas:
- Analytical and bio-analytical chemistry
- Chemical biology
- Bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
- Computational and theoretical chemistry
- Energy materials
- Molecular and structural biochemistry
- Synthetic biology
- Synthetic organic, inorganic and materials chemistry
- Ultrafast laser spectroscopy
Working closely with an academic supervisor gives you the support to carry out your own independent research and make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which team will be right for you.
We suggest you look at the School's website, and read up on some of the recent publications by faculty members. You should then identify at least one faculty member in the School of Chemistry who could be your supervisor, contact them to express your interest and discuss the projects they can offer. You will then need to make an application via our website and your nominated faculty member can help you with the application process. Your application requires the name of your nominated supervisor, and an outline proposal. Please contact your nominated supervisor for the outline proposal. After you complete your application, please inform your nominated supervisor.
There are three research degrees available:
- PhD by Publication
- Master's by Research
Full- and part-time options are available.
Read more about each of these on our information pages.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to a doctoral degree is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree and a Master's degree, or equivalent.
The minimum academic requirement for Master's by Research is a UK lower second class undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent. Details of the PhD by Publication, including entry requirements, can be found on our information pages.
If English is not your first language or you are from a country that is not on the UKVI list of English speaking countries , you may be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language. Further information on English language requirements can be found on our information pages.