Research courses

We are home to research breakthrough in low cost fingerprint drug testing and offer state-of-the-art facilities for NMR and mass spectrometry.

What we are researching

Take a look at our Centre for Petroleum and Surface Chemistry who is researching petroleum and surfaces and interfaces.


Characterising irradiation treatments in 3D tumour models using mass spectrometry and elemental imaging: towards personalised healthcare via tissue engineering

Funding information:
The funding package for this studentship award is as follows:  Full UK tuition fee covered  Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)  RTSG of £1,000 p.a.  Personal Computer (provided by the department)   

Tracking plastic particles and co-contaminants in biological tissues

Funding information:
Full UK tuition fees (£4,407), stipend (£15,285) and RTSG (£1,000) p.a. for 36 months at the full-time rate, 72 months part-time.

The Chemistry of High Efficiency Perovskite Nanoparticle X-ray Detectors

Funding information:
The funding for this studentship is as follows:   Full UK/EU tuition fee covered  Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)    Research Training grant of £1,000 p.a. 

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.


Our facilities include a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, thermochemistry, powder X-ray diffraction and mass spectrometry to name a few.

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