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Graduate Admissions

Additional Research Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities to come to Cambridge for chemical research training, in addition to those offered directly by the Department of Chemistry. These are typically Doctoral Training Programmes. These can offer fully-funded studentships to eligible applicants. These programmes offer research training where chemistry is an underpinning science, in more applied environments. They have their own deadlines, application guidelines and contacts. The Department of Chemistry is directly involved with the following MPhil and PhD programmes across the university.

Micro & Nanotechnology Enterprise MPhil

A 10-month MPhil combining science and a global perspective on the business of exploiting micro- and nanotechnology. Hosted by the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy with modules at the Judge Business School.

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Scientific Computing MPhil

MPhil focused on high-performance scientific computing and advanced numerical methods and techniques.  Ideal training for rigorous research and analytical skills for graduates wishing to enter doctoral research, industry, the professions, and public service.  

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Nano Science & Technology PhD

This PhD programme welcomes applicants from across Physical Sciences including Chemistry, Physics, Materials and Engineering.  It involves courses, practicals and projects in Y1 before moving into interdisciplinary PhD research for Y2 - 4 in a Nano group within Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials or another department.  A significant element will be ETECH Projects provided through the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at the Judge Business School.  

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Graphene Technology PhD

This EPSRC DTC trains scientists to become the next generation of world-class high-tech entrepreneurs, technology leaders and graphene specialists.

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Sensor Technologies PhD

Sensors impact on everyone’s life yet we hardly notice the sophisticated science underpinning their operation. In addition to research training, this programme develops leadership and technology innovation skills.

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Cambridge Earth System Science PhD

Embedded across the University and the British Antarctic Survey, research of global significance across the physical, chemical and biological sciences provides training for next generation climate research leaders.

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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD

This extensive PhD programme covers many biological themes offering research training in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Bioscience for Health, Agriculture and Food Security and Bioscience.

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Cambridge Cancer Centre Non-Clinical PhD

Designed to promote research excellence spanning inter-disciplinary areas in the cancer field. This PhD programme brings together researchers, clinicians, pharma and biotech to pioneer new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

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Computational Methods for Materials Science PhD

PhD research focussing on underlying computational and mathematical techniques to create innovative new software tools for materials modelling in industrial and academic research.

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Infection, Immunity & Inflammation PhD

Basic microbial molecular biology, fundamental immunology (cell, molecular and structural biology), microbial pathogenesis and computational biology form the foundation of this stimulating doctoral training in medical related research.

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