Faculty of Science


Duration: MRes and PhD full-time 4 years

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

Entry requirements: At least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

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

E-mail: doctoraladmissions@bath.ac.uk

Integrated PhD in Chemistry

As alternative to the standard PhD you can undertake an Integrated PhD. This four year programme includes a number of units to further increase your range of skills.

There are four research groups:

Why study Chemistry with us?

What will I learn?

Postgraduate students are offered a variety of practical training courses which include the full use of the analytical instrumentation and services available and are encouraged to attend our seminars and to attend international scientific meetings relevant to their research area.

We offer programmes leading to a PhD degree in four classical divisions of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical and computational. While students will be formally associated with one of these divisions, the research carried out in our Department is interdisciplinary.

The current focus areas are: Catalysis and Synthesis, Energy, Environment and Health, Materials, and Sustainability. Each focus group is composed of members of staff that approach these topics from very different points of view, thus allowing our students to understand fully the context of their research.

At a glance

To find out more about opportunities for postgraduate research please visit our research pages or go to FindAPhD.com to see our projects.

Programme Structure

This degree programme has been developed by leading universities of the national NewRoutePhD Consortium in response to a demand for PhD students who have both breadth and depth.

The student undertakes taught courses during the first year (gaining a MRes award at the end of year one) while gradually increasing the amount of time spent on full-time research to 100% by the end of year two.

As well as submitting a PhD thesis to the same standard as usual, the student will gain both generic skills to improve their research and professional skills individually tailored to their needs.

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.