Graduate Studies in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology,

Synthesis for Biology and Medicine CDT

External Graduate Open Day

Friday, 14th October 2016

About the Department

Teaching: Oxford Chemistry offers world-class teaching, consistently rated among the best in the UK. Students study a four-year course, a unique feature of which is spending their final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. The Oxford course has been judged as excellent by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Research: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative areas of work including chemistry for measurement, drug discovery, energy, catalysis, nanochemistry, synthesis, atmospheric chemistry, synthetic biology and femtochemistry.

Facilities: Oxford Chemistry occupies three major laboratory buildings in the University’s science area, including a modern RIBA award-winning £64m dedicated research facility opened in 2004.

Prospective graduate students are invited to visit the Department on our Open Day to explore the many opportunities in our DPhil programme. The event will consist of talks on Organic Chemistry/ Chemical Biology and Synthesis for Biology and Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training, research at Oxford, the graduate application process and what a DPhil entails. Tours of the Chemistry Research Lab and a College will also be available. There will be a free lunch for all attendees and in the afternoon there will be opportunities to meet potential research supervisors and current graduate students, and a poster session of current research projects in Organic chemistry at Oxford.

The minimum academic requirement for admission to our DPhil programme is an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalents), in a relevant subject.

Open Day Schedule

Registration will start at 12.00noon and the event will consist of:

  • introductory talks and a summary of application procedures
  • free buffet lunch
  • tours of the £60M Chemistry Research Laboratory
  • poster session of current research in Organic Chemistry at Oxford
  • informal meetings with potential Research Supervisors
  • a short tour of an Oxford College

Please contact Laura Thomas (email: ) if you wish to attend.

Please write OPEN DAY in the subject line of your email.