How to apply

To apply to become a postgraduate research student in the School you can either contact the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Dr Joseph Hriljac, the  Postgraduate Admissions secretary or approach a member of staff directly - see School of Chemistry staff.

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Entry requirements

Candidates applying from the UK for entry into the School of Chemistry as a postgraduate student should possess, or should expect to obtain, a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Chemistry or in another subject appropriate to the proposed field of study. Candidates applying from outside the UK should possess, or should expect to obtain, a degree at a level equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree in the UK system; this degree should be in Chemistry or in another subject appropriate to the proposed field of study.

Funding

There are several routes for obtaining funding for study towards a higher degree. Postgraduate studentships in the school may be sponsored from any of a variety of sources including the Research Councils, industry as well as Scholarships provided by the School. Students with scholarships of their own are also welcome in the School but should ensure that their sponsors make allowance for the payment of University and bench fees in the scholarship award. Details of these can be obtained from the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.  For more information visit the Postgraduate fees and funding page.

The school also offers a number of scholarships and bursaries for international postgraduate students.

Registration

The School of Chemistry at Birmingham offers the research degrees of MSc by Chemical Research and PhD. The minimum period of registration is one year for the degree of MSc and 2 years for the degree of PhD. Normally, however, the PhD degree is obtained after three years of research.

Further information

The Postgraduate Prospectus is available online.