skip to content

Graduate Admissions

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Pass).

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Applicants for this course must have achieved a master's degree (pass). Applicants with undergraduate degrees only will not usually be considered.

At least a 2.i UK four-year "undergraduate master's" (honours) degree or a UK three-year bachelor's (honours) degree plus a relevant one- or two-year master's degree or equivalent.

Please note that these are higher requirements than the University of Cambridge sets for postgraduate degrees in other departments.

If you are in any doubt about fulfilling the Department of Chemistry entry requirements contact admissions@ch.cam.ac.uk before submitting an application. This will avoid your application being automatically rejected.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 6.5
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.0

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 100

CAE

Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).

Will I Have A Language Requirement?


Visa Information

If you are made an offer, an ATAS will be required in order to obtain a Visa

When applying for ATAS clearance, use the JACS code F1 and the JACS code type Research

In your ATAS application please enter the following JACS code in the 'Full JACS Code (if available)' section: F100

Do not apply for an ATAS unless you have been made an offer.

What Is An ATAS?


Apply Now

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Chemistry

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 1, 2016
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2017
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2018

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2017
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2018
Course Starts
April 17, 2018

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2018

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2017
Application deadline
June 30, 2018
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2018

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 17, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 17, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 4, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2017

Similar Courses