Department of Chemistry

Postgraduate Research in Chemistry


The Chemistry Department at Cambridge is one of the world's leading chemistry departments.

We attract top-rate postgraduate students from across the UK, Europe and Overseas.

It is possible to study for:

  • a PhD either full-time (3 years) or part-time (5 years)
  • a research-only MPhil (1 year, full-time)
  • Please note:  The application deadline for the MPhil in Chemistry course commencing Michaelmas 2015 is 31 December 2014.  The Department will not consider applications for this course submitted after this date.  
  • an interdisciplinary taught MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise

You may also wish to look at:

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Biosciences 

Cambridge Earth System Science DTP

Cambridge PhD Training Programme in Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications 

Nano Science Technology Doctoral Training Centre Cambridge (NanoDTC)

If you are wondering whether to apply, please browse through these pages to see some of the attractions of doing research in Cambridge.

If you know you want to apply, click on how to apply in the menu on the left.

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Did you know?The first professor of chemistry at Cambridge, John Vigani, was appointed in 1702 and the chair has been continuously occupied for over 300 years. We celebrated its tercentenary in 2002.