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 (email@example.com ) with any queries regarding the application process.
Addmissions for 2018-19 entry are now closed.
If places are still available, courses may reopen to applications on Tuesday, 1st May 2018.
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List of Chemistry graduate programmes: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/mpls/chemistry
Induction for new graduate students is usually held on 1st October, or during the week after 1st October.