Postgraduate Study in Inorganic Chemistry
Applicants should contact the Graduate Studies Administrator (Aga Borkowska ) with any queries regarding the application process.
How to apply
The normal route to graduate study in Chemistry at Oxford is to
apply for admission as a Probationer Research Student (PRS) with
the intention of completing research over (usually) a 3-4
year period leading to the degree of DPhil; occasionally a shorter
period of study may be appropriate and students may then submit
for the degree of MSc by research.
Applicants are strongly recommended first to make contact
research supervisor(s) before submitting a formal application.
As well as describing possible research projects, the potential
supervisor will be able to offer advice on completing the application
form and may help with identifying possible sources of grants
Please visit also Inorganic Chemistry courses' webpages:
Applications may be received at any time during the year. Applicants are advised to contact potential supervisors before submitting an application.
Important note for overseas students: you
will need to secure funding for your study
as most research grants are for UK or other EU* nationals only.
For University scholarships for overseas students the
absolute deadline is Friday, 22nd January 2016 (12.00noon UK time).
Please also see: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/apply/application_guide/
Self-funded students or
those who have awards from institutions outside Oxford University
may apply at any time.
* Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia, Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia;
Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy;
Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; Poland;
Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden
Please note however, that if you apply after 11th March 2016 (3rd University Deadline, cut-off at 12.00noon UK time), we will need to secure a College place for you before we make a formal offer.
Areas of current research
Funding from a variety of sources is announced throughout
the year and we expect to have funded projects available
in the following areas:
- Organometallic chemistry and catalysis
- Solid-state chemistry
- Electronic liquids
- Bio-inorganic chemistry
- Electronic structure of inorganic and organometallic molecules
- Surface chemistry
- Co-ordination and supramolecular chemistry
- Metal cluster and nanoparticle chemistry
- Molecular and biomolecular electronics
Students who have applied in the usual way will be deemed
to have applied for these projects and no separate application
will be necessary. Individual projects may also be separately advertised with
their own cut-off dates; again, a separate application will
not be necessary.
the costs of graduate study at Oxford)
Fees, funding & scholarship Search (contains information about scholarships and awards)
Admissions criteria for graduate studies at the Department of Chemistry can be found here .