Chemistry at University of St Andrews - UCAS

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Course summary

Key features: Molecular synthetic, and structural chemistry; materials chemistry; chemical biology; surface science; theoretical chemical physics.


Supervision available for research in: Biological organic chemistry; bio-organic, and natural product chemistry; catalysis, and materials science; computational chemistry; crystallography; electron microscopy; homogeneous catalysis; inorganic chemistry; polynuclear metal complexes; biomimetic chemistry; inorganic solid state chemistry; electronic and ionic conducting materials; inorganic synthesis; main group chemistry; mass spectrometry; materials chemistry; materials science; microporous and mesoporous solids; heterogeneous catalysis; organic and biomolecular synthesis; organic chemistry; organic synthesis; organic synthesis using homogeneous catalysts; organometallic chemistry; homogeneous catalysis; physical chemistry; physical organic chemistry; bio-organic chemistry; physics and chemistry at interfaces; solid state chemistry and crystallography; solid state chemistry and electrochemistry; solid state; structural biology using protein crystallography; surface chemistry; surface science; synthetic organic chemistry; the synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid materials.

Assessment method

Assessment is by a thesis of 40,000 words of original research completed over a period of 2 years of full-time study.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

Good UK Honours degree (at least 2.1) or equivalent (GPA 3.6 or better on a 4 point scale); overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English must, in addition, provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (e.g. satisfactory British Council IELTS score or TOEFL score).

English language requirements

For the current English Language requirements please visit the English language requirements for postgraduate students on the University of St Andrews website.

English language requirements for postgraduate students

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Sponsorship information

A large number of fully funded PhD Studentships are available each year. Most of the funded places are earmarked for UK and EU citizens, therefore candidates should be UK or EU citizens and hold, or expect to obtain, a 1st Class or 2.1 BSc or MChem degree, or its European equivalent. Research Councils; limited number of University and industrial research studentships. Also available: entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Chemistry at University of St Andrews - UCAS