Applying to the DTC
To study on the Integrated PhD in Sustainable Chemical Technologies you must apply through the University's central application system.
However, there are some common questions about the form that are addressed below. Please read these instructions before you apply, and don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for help specific to the DTC and Integrated PhD.
For information about the form and online application process, please consult the detailed guidelines describing how to complete the online application form that appear as “accompanying notes” when you start the online process or, if your question is not answered there, use the email help option.
Choosing the correct course
When choosing the course, go to "Department of Chemistry" and select “Integrated PhD in Sustainable Chemical Technologies” from the dropdown list. The course doesn’t show up under Chemical Engineering because the University requires a single department to be identified — the Integrated PhD contains elements of both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and is a fully interdepartmental initiative.
Follow all instructions to set up a “new user” (unless you’ve applied before or are a University of Bath student) and fill in your details.
Optional upload of documents
It is very helpful to us if you provide as many of the documents as you are able to. For example, you can ask your referees to provide reports and upload these here (although you are only required to have one referee, we prefer you to provide details of two – upload both reports if you have these). Please upload any references you may have at the time of application it will prevent delays in progressing you to the shortlisting stage. If you are still awaiting transcripts, you will be able to upload these later. Please do upload your CV, even if you’ve already sent this to us.
Suggested start date
This should be October 2013.
Under section 7 please do not include a full research proposal, but instead give us some detail about:
- your research interests (particularly as they relate to sustainable chemical technologies);
- your reasons for wanting to study in the DTC in Sustainable Chemical Technologies; and
- any other information that might be relevant, such as professional experience, publications etc.
If this is already covered in your CV then there is no need to repeat the information.
Also, please do not include details of a specific academic you would like to work with — this will be worked out later if you are accepted.
As mentioned above, we would like details of two referees and it is particularly helpful if you ask them to provide reports and upload these. Some referees prefer to provide confidential reports and, in this case, we will contact them by email, so make sure that email addresses are correct.