Graduate Studies in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

The Department of Chemistry is the largest in the western world. Each year some 170 chemists graduate after a four-year course which includes a year of research and about 80 graduates receive doctorates.

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 latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise confirmed that Oxford Chemistry has the highest “power rating” (breadth and depth of science) in the UK. 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. 

The Department of Chemistry at Oxford has contributed over £80 million to the University as a result of its spin-out activities. Actual realized gains from the departmental spin-outs come to more than £40 million, with about £20 million of unrealized gains in quoted companies, and a further batch of holdings in private companies.

Areas of Chemistry

Each section has slightly different admissions procedures. Please select the area of research you are interested in:

Applicants should contact the Graduate Studies Team (graduate.admissions@chem.ox.ac.uk ) with any queries regarding the application process. 

 


General information

Addmissions cycle for entry in 2019 is now open.

Application Guide: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide
List of Chemistry graduate programmes: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/mpls/chemistry

Information for EU students

The UK government has confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in 2019/20 will continue to have ‘Home’ fee status and pay fees at the home rate for the duration of their course.

Induction

Induction for new graduate students is usually held on 1st October, or during the week after 1st October.

Equality and Diversity

The Department of Chemistry is committed to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science and to improving carreer progression for female academic. More information about the Athena Swan Charter and Chemistry Department's initiatives is available *here* .