The School of Chemistry has new PhD studentship opportunities on a regular basis. Check the Studentships page to see our current list and check back often to see what new projects are on offer.
We promote and support high quality postgraduate training in all branches of Chemistry. We perform high quality fundamental and applied research, meeting the needs of the chemical industry, academia and commerce within the UK and elsewhere.
A PhD degree in chemistry will equip you to lead research projects in academia or industry, and also opens the door to numerous other careers in the financial sector, management, patent law, government and civil service, publishing and so on.
We also offer one year taught masters courses in Materials Chemistry and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry which will offer an excellent introduction and training opportunity for those interested in research in these areas of chemistry.
The Schools of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews form the joint research school EaStCHEM. In the 2008 RAE, EaStCHEM is 4th in the UK in the GPA metric and 1st when staff volume is factored in (the power ranking). This level of excellence continues as indicated by recent awards for our researchers and postgraduate students.
The combined Research School is amongst the largest in the country, with: