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Cambridge NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Graduate Research Opportunities


The Course Description is "PhD in Chemistry"; entering the word Chemistry in the Course Directory Search should bring this up. 

Chemistry applicants should indicate their interest in the NERC DTP via the Research Council section as well as the course specific question about research. Please indicate the project code(s) and title(s); if more than one is listed please give a priority order.

Allthough the application deadline for the NERC DTP for 2024 entry is January 4th at noon, applicants to the Department of Chemistry are encouraged to apply by mid-November to also be considered for other funding offered through the department.

If you wish to devise you own research project you should also submit a short research proposal which you should already have discussed with one of our staff members.

Click here to start the application process.

Other details about postgraduate training in Chemistry are on the department website.

Chemistry in Cambridge is the leading UK department and consistently ranks in the top 5 globally and provides a diverse and stimulating environment for physical science research. The Atmospheric Chemistry group contributes directly to the Cambridge NERC DTP with research strengths which encompass theory and modelling, field and laboratory studies on a range of scales, as well as instrument development in collaboration with industry. The group has implemented atmospheric chemical schemes into the Unified Model jointly with the Met Office and has developed a range of novel instruments for both process-oriented and long term field and laboratory experiments.

Wide collaborations include strong links with DAMTP, which led to the co-founding of, first the Centre for Atmospheric Science and, more recently, the Cambridge Centre for Climate Science (CCfCS). Atmospheric Chemistry also collaborates extensively with other research groups in Cambridge, especially BAS, Plant Science and Geography.