Loughborough University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Chemistry (Research)

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Course summary

The Department of Chemistry offers exciting and industry-relevant research opportunities across a range of areas including energy, health, security, and sustainability. The Department of Chemistry is undergoing an exciting period of development. Our new STEMLab and newly refurbished research laboratories provide an outstanding environment to conduct scientific research. Our strengths are in analytical science including: the study and detection of biomarkers; in energy research such as solar energy harvesting, hydrogen generation, functional energy materials/coatings, photochemistry, and batteries and supercapacitors; and in catalytic, synthetic and flow methods to prepare new molecules for health and materials applications. The Department currently comprises 24 research active members of academic staff, together with additional chemistry researchers from the Departments of Materials and Mathematics and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS). The Department also has a number of visiting/Emeritus academics and some 20 members of technical, secretarial and support staff. As a research student in the Department of Chemistry you will join a team of around 50 research students plus post-doctoral researchers and fellows. You will be encouraged to participate in conferences and provided with opportunities to present your research work. You will benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, enhanced by the University's £17 million STEMLab and a £6 million investment in newly refurbished chemistry laboratories. Our research labs and study areas provide an excellent environment in which to pursue your research passions while the Department strives to create a stimulating and inclusive academic community.

Course details


Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry or a closely related discipline.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £24100 Year 1
England £4500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 Year 1
Scotland £4500 Year 1
Wales £4500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Part-time fees are charged at 50% of the full-time fee. If you are an international student considering part-time study, please contact [email protected] to discuss your eligibility.

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Clearing contact details

Loughborough University Admissions Contact Centre

01509 274 403

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing will open on Thursday 18th August 2022 at 8.00am. We anticipate having vacancies in a range of subjects for well-qualified students. Whether you have done better than expected in your examinations results or are exploring opportunities in Clearing, we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to have applied to Loughborough already. Please call the University's Contact Centre on 01509 274 403 to discuss your qualifications.


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