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Chemistry & Chemical Engineering - Research

Programme Overview
The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is expanding rapidly and this is creating many new and exciting research opportunities with over £15m being invested to develop and expand the core research areas of catalysis, biological and medicinal chemistry, and materials.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Entrance Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level.

Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

Mode of study/Duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Stuart James
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Tel: 9097 5418
Email: s.james@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.ch.qub.ac.uk

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Special Features

•All of our research groups have significant links with researchers and institutions globally, and there are opportunities for collaboration, study visits, etc.

•We have extensive links with industry, meaning that employment prospects for our graduates are excellent.

•Much of our research is interdisciplinary, and our students can broaden their experience and knowledge by working with researchers from other disciplines (e.g. biologists, physicists).

Application date

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Research areas

Research Strengths

•CenTACat (Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis): supports adventurous, step-change research at the cutting edge of catalysis where chemistry meets other disciplines, especially engineering.

•IMM (Innovative Molecular Materials): concentrates on the key themes of Molecular Information Handling and Functional Materials.

•QUILL (Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories): the largest multidisciplinary research group in the world centred on ionic liquid technology, whose work on ‘super solvents' (which do not form vapours and can be used as non-polluting alternatives to conventional solvents) was voted ‘Most Important British Innovation of the 21st Century' in 2013.

•SynBIOC (Synthesis and Biological Organic Chemistry): developing an integrated synthetic and biological research programme to deliver compounds addressing the regulation of cellular functions.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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