Faculty of Science

Overview

Duration: MRes and PhD full time 4 years

Application deadline: The deadline is 30 June (international) / 31 August (home/EU) for an October start

Entry requirements: At least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, biochemistry, materials science, natural science, mechanical engineering or related discipline.

Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components)

Tuition fees

E-Mail: fsci-gs-admissionsqueries@rt.bath.ac.uk

Integrated PhD in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) focuses on developing new molecules, materials, processes and systems from the lab right through to industrial application, with an emphasis on practical sustainability. We train scientists and engineers to work together with industry to meet the needs of current and future generations.

We welcome applications from graduates of science and engineering disciplines (including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, pharmacy and physics) who already have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree and have a strong interest in sustainable technologies.

This innovative 4-year Doctoral Programme is funded by EPSRC, the University of Bath and a range of Industrial Partners. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) places fundamental concepts of sustainability at the core of a broad spectrum of research and training in applied sciences. At least 10 fully-funded PhD places are available each year.

The Integrated PhD programme in Sustainable Chemical Technologies incorporates masters-level study leading to the award of an MRes in Sustainable Chemical Technologies followed by a research project leading to the award of a PhD.

The CDT provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary research and training environment in the area of chemical sustainability. All CDT students will receive foundation training to supplement their undergraduate knowledge, as well as training in sustainable chemical technologies (SCT) and transferable skills. All will conduct high quality and challenging research within an SCT theme directed jointly by supervisors from across the Faculties of Science and Engineering, and each project will also include input from one of our many industrial and international partners.

Why study Sustainable Chemical Technologies with us?

  • Studying with us gives you the opportunity to contribute to technologies which are making a real difference to the world today
  • You will study as part of a cohort of around 10 other students from a range of backgrounds and a shared interest in sustainable science and engineering.
  • At least 12 fully-funded PhD places will be available in the CDT each year.

What will I learn?

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies places fundamental concepts of sustainability at the core of research, training and outreach in applied chemical sciences.

All students in the Centre receive foundation training to supplement their undergraduate knowledge, as well as training in sustainable chemical technologies and transferable skills.

All will conduct high quality and challenging research directed jointly by supervisors from the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

The centre focusses on the core areas of molecules, materials and processes to find practical ways of reducing environmental impact, developing cleaner energy sources, reducing reliance on rare elements and much more.
 

At a glance

To find out more about opportunities for postgraduate research, please visit the CSCT CDT.

For more information please contact:

Dr Janet Scott/Mrs Sheila Apps
csct@bath.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0) 1225 385820
Fax +44 (0) 1225 386231

Programme structure

The CDT provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary research and training environment in the area of chemical sustainability.

All CDT students will receive foundation training to supplement their undergraduate knowledge, as well as training in sustainable chemical technologies (SCT) and transferable skills. All will conduct high quality and challenging research within an SCT theme directed jointly by supervisors from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Our doctoral programme is a four-year course, with the first year focusing on preparing for your main research in the remaining three.

At the end of the first year, you will graduate with an MRes in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, providing evidence to future employers of your strong research and transferrable skills.

You will receive training and development opportunities in technical and research skills, as well as the wider commercial and societal aspects of sustainability, including environmental management and public engagement.

Career opportunities

Recent Bath graduates have gone on to postdoctoral research in the UK, USA including Princeton, Harvard and Yale, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Brunei and New Zealand.

Employers include the NIST Centre for Neutron Research, Tocris, EPSRC and the Royal Society of Chemistry.