Postgraduate study

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest in the western world, and we admit more than a hundred new postgraduate students every year. We have a strong international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and a highly successful track record of spin-out activities (most notably Oxford Nanopore Technologies, which floated on the stock exchange in 2021 valued at £5 billion).

This year, we are pleased to announce our two new research degrees: the DPhil in Chemistry and the MSc(Res) in Chemistry. These unify our previous DPhil and MSc(Res) programmes, offering students the opportunity to undertake advanced research in an area aligned with the Department's wide-ranging research themes.

We continue also to offer the MSc in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, for students wishing to gain a Master's level taught degree qualification.

We are committed to addressing inequalities. This includes gender inequalities, tackling the unequal representation of women in science and improving career progression for female academics. More information about the Athena Swan Charter, and the Department's equality and diversity initiatives, is available here. We are also proud to participate in the University's Academic Futures programmes and the UNIQ+ graduate access scheme.