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Research Degrees

The PhD Degree is a research degree, meaning that students are assessed on a thesis presenting original results obtained during the course of their research. The department is relatively new but is already building a reputation as having a friendly and supportive environment. We work across campuses, with the main building part of the Guys Campus in London Bridge and Borough, and the undergraduates being taught from the Waterloo Campus.

The Department of Chemistry has a growing number of PhD students, funded by external and internal funding initiatives, working on innovative research, with many of our PhDs working across disciplines. Our current research covers the breadth of Chemistry, with Chemical Biology as common ground. We work with cell biologists of the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Physics and the Department of Physics to apply chemical approaches to the molecular mechanism of complex cell biological problems.

We also have active research programmes with King’s Division of Cancer Studies, working on cancer stem cells, and with King's Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, to develop therapeutic opportunities arising from our research. To this we add state-of-the-art biophysical approaches, complemented by computational and synthetic/biosynthetic methods. 

If you are interested in a PhD from the Department of Chemistry at King's, you should identify research topics and academic staff in your area of interest. Further details of projects, potential supervisors and research areas can be found on the PhD Opportunities page. Feel free to contact potential supervisors beforehand in order to be supported through your application. 

To apply for the Chemistry MPhil/PhD please visit our How to Apply page.


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