POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN CHEMISTRY. Professor Martin Wills Director of Postgraduate Studies Department of Chemistry PG Co-ordinator (Research students): Mrs Sukhjit Takhar. POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN CHEMISTRY. Contents: What postgraduate programmes are available?
Professor Martin Wills
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Chemistry
PG Co-ordinator (Research students): Mrs Sukhjit Takhar
What postgraduate programmes are available?
Why do postgraduate research?
What are the entry requirements?
How do I apply?
How do I get funding?
PG’s are also sought for their level of skills which transfer into a range of sectors not just those in chemical research.
‘I haven’t been able to get a job, so I might as well do a PhD because I need the money’
Research is hard work, with no promise of success, and only you can get the results!
If you are not motivated then don’t do it.
(Be careful what you ask for)
PhD entry requirements
BSc: First or 2:1 degree
MChem: First, 2.1 or 2:2 degree*
* Special case has to be made.
BSc: 2:2 degree followed by MSc
MSc entry requirements
BSc: First, 2:1 or 2:2 degree
Think carefully before you apply for a PhD direct from BSc…
Be sure to talk to current PhD students as well as supervisors for a true reflection of the Warwick PG experience.
Note – Warwick system offers studentship without automatic link to funding – you should discuss this with supervisor and/or Director of Graduate Studies.
From October 2012
CS/CIS Grant will pay EPSRC level stipend
ALL fees also covered.
Normal intake PhD 40-45, MSc 20+
Different grants available
Government research councils (EPSRC/BBSRC) 15-20
Industrial sponsored grants (CASE, ChemD) 4-8
Warwick Sponsored grants (WPRS) 3-4
Self funded any no.
Charities, EU any no.
Progress monitored by
First year: 3 month report, then full report/viva at end of year.
Second year: 1 report/viva at end of year, poster presentation.
Third year: lecture to department.
Vivas with advisory committee of 2 members of staff in field of study (not supervisor).
AS:MIT replaced IAMBEC from Oct 2010.
1 year MSc in Polymer Chemistry will be available from October 2012.
More details in next talks.
MSc and PhD at interfaces between disciplines
MOAC (Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry)
Typically ~10 studentships available for 2011 for UK students