King's College London

Course Introduction

Description

The Department of Chemistry occupies research laboratories Britannia House on Guy?s Campus, with state-of-the art analytical and spectroscopic facilities close at hand and further analytical and synthetic facilities at the Waterloo and St Thomas? Hospital campuses.

Chemistry research spans the Faculties of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, and Life Sciences & Medicine, and broadly ranges from computational and physical chemistry to chemical biology, medical imaging and materials science. Additional strengths are in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, metallochemistry, nanoparticle chemistry and biology and drug discovery.

Chemistry is also a major component in a number of prestigious Centres based at King?s such as the Cancer Research UK/EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre, Wellcome/EPSRC Medical Engineering Centre, and BHF Centre of Excellence.

Course study environment

Research in the Department of Chemistry is based in Britannia House (a pharmaceutical industry grade research facility). In addition to labs equipped for synthetic chemistry, biochemistry and tissue culture, individual research groups have specialist kit (e.g. laser excitation and microwave spectroscopy) as well as access to King?s excellent core research facilities:

? Centre of Excellence for Mass Spectrometry

* Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy

* Nikon Imaging Centre

* NMR Facility

* Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

* Radiochemistry facilities and medical imaging

Postgraduate students are encouraged to mix with other scientists, both fellow students and beyond, at events varying from Departmental seminars to international conferences. These offer you the chance to present and discuss your work at many levels make valuable network connections.

The nature of the research in the Department of Chemistry is highly cross-disciplinary and making contacts and exchanging ideas form a core part of this approach to science.

Research projects may be co-supervised by staff from different Research Divisions and Departments to support collaboration and application of chemical innovation especially in medicine and biology.

Start Date:

Expected to be three to four years FT. Students are encouraged to begin their research in October so as to attend the introductory courses, but students can also register at a further three registration points during the academic cycle (January, April and July).. Expected to be three to four years FT. Students are encouraged to begin their research in October so as to attend the introductory courses, but students can also register at a further three registration points during the academic cycle (January, April and July).. Expected to be three to four years FT. Students are encouraged to begin their research in October so as to attend the introductory courses, but students can also register at a further three registration points during the academic cycle (January, April and July)..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £23,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree in a related subject. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 80 overall, with a minimum 20 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 59 overall, with a minimum of 54 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.