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Postgraduate research degrees in chemistry

Be a part of a leading research-intensive chemistry department, offering a range of postgraduate research degrees. Our degrees encompass both theoretical and practical research, addressing global challenges.

Why study chemistry at York?

With over 65 academic staff, our department is made up of international prize-winning researchers. We welcome students from across the UK and around the world.

Our research degrees are based on an interdisciplinary structure. We strive to provide a working environment that allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. When you choose to study chemistry at York, you'll become a part of a department that has a leading reputation for research but also equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our postgraduate research degrees

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Research projects

Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for research students to join.

Visiting postgraduate researchers 

Spend up to a year in York as a visiting research student from a university outside the UK.

Scholarships and funding

Find out about scholarships and studentships that are available to students in the Department of Chemistry.


We offer a variety of training and career opportunities to support your development. We help you to further your scientific, transferable and employability skills, while enhancing your research output, helping you to meet the needs of future employers.

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