Graduate Studies in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology,

Synthesis for Biology and Medicine CDT

Graduate Open Day

Friday, 12th October 2018

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 programmes. 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 poster session of current research projects and afternoon tea, as well as opportunities to meet potential research supervisors and current graduate students.

Open Day Schedule

Registration will start at 1.00pm and the event will consist of:

  • Guided tour of our research facilities
  • Informative talks & guidelines for applications
  • Informal meetings with prospective research supervisors
  • Poster session & afternoon tea
  • Optionally - a short tour of an Oxford College

Attendance is free. Please register using the following link on Eventbrite (for external candidates).

For Internal (Part II) candidates, registration will begin at 11.45pm.  Please click here to register. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Chemistry Graduate Admissions


Tel.: 01865 272567

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