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Postgraduate Admissions

MPhil in Chemistry

Entry requirement: 2.1 Bachelor’s Honours degree or equivalent.

Please check international qualifications equivalence guidelines here.

Please contact admissions@ch.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions surrounding our minimum requirements.


This intensive one-year research MPhil in Chemistry prepares students for a career in the chemical sciences. You will conduct a substantial research project within the main themes of research ongoing in the department. The 15,000-word thesis you produce at the end of your project is examined by formal viva. 

Many students choose this MPhil programme as an access route for PhD study here or elsewhere. Others head off into the industrial sector, having gained solid expertise in laboratory and practical skills. Our chemistry education programme, including lectures and researcher development workshops, is open to all MPhil students, along with career development advice and mentoring.

HOW TO APPLY  Competition is strong for MPhil places and in all cases, we recommend that you correspond with potential supervisors early, well in advance of submitting your application. This is important in order both to understand which project you could be working on (prospective projects may not always be reflected in current group publications) and that current space will allow your prospective supervisor to accommodate you in their research laboratory, particularly with synthetic groups where fume cupboard space needs to be taken into account.

FUNDING

Table of Academics accepting MPhil Students

Biological

Materials

Physical & Atmospheric

Synthesis

Theory

Prof. Sir Shankar Balsubramanian FRS

Dr Hugo Bronstein

Dr Alexander Archibald

Prof. Matthew Gaunt

Prof. Stuart Althorpe

Dr Paul Barker

Prof. Melinda Duer

Prof. Stuart Clarke

Prof. Jonathan Goodman

Dr Rosana Collepardo-Guevara

Dr Gonçalo Bernardes

Prof. Clare Grey FRS

Dr Chiara Giorio

Prof. Christopher Hunter FRS

Dr Andreas Bender

Prof. Sophie Jackson

Dr Alexander Forse

Dr Stephen Jenkins

Prof. David Spring

Dr Lucy Colwell

Dr Finian Leeper

Prof. Jonathan Nitschke

Prof. Sir David Klenerman FRS

 

Dr Robert Jack

Dr Pietro Sormanni

Prof. Erwin Reisner

Prof. Tuomas Knowles

 

Prof. Angelos Michaelides

Prof. Michele Vendruscolo

Prof. Oren Scherman

Dr Steven Lee

 

Dr Aleks Reinhardt

 

Prof. Silvia Vignolini

Dr Anja Schmidt

 

Dr Alexander Thom

 

Dr Andrew Wheatley

 

 

Prof. David Wales FRS

  Dr Paul Wood      
  Prof. Dominic Wright      
  Dr Jenny Zhang