Department of Chemistry

The University has invested heavily in chemistry at Surrey in recent years, reflecting its conviction that a leading technological university must promote top rate research in the core sciences.

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Few disciplines are as stimulating, exciting and fast-moving as chemistry and we are proud to say that we have one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the country.


The fate and impacts of microplastics in freshwater systems

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As a NERC PhD student, you will receive a stipend of £14,057 a year (similar to a wage, but tax-free) and your university fees will be paid. You will also have funding for participation in conferences, fieldwork and visits to the partners co-supervising your project.

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University of Surrey