Welcome to the Postgraduate Studies website of the Department of Chemistry. Here you will find information about postgraduate studies at the department, including MRes and PhD courses.

For current students, the PhD Research Student Handbook 2019-20 provides answers to many questions you may have about departmental procedures (study leave, early- and late-stage assessments, interruption of studies etc.) and your (as well as your supervisors) responsibilities during your time as a PG student in the department.

Many aspects of the day-to-day running of our PG programme are managed by the Postgraduate Administrator, Ms. Doris Pappoe, but please feel free to contact either of us, in case of any questions. 

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Dr James Wilton-ElyDr James Wilton-Ely

Director of Postgraduate Studies
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Doris PappoeMs Doris Pappoe

Postgraduate Administrator
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Ethics in Research Project Work

Protocols and behaviour with respect to conducting and presenting research results are of particular importance in a research intensive University such as Imperial College and if you have any doubts or queries relating to correct behaviour with respect to a research assignment you should seek advice from your project supervisor or any academic staff member.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) provide ethical guidelines for professional scientific chemical practice (see: RSC Code of Conduct), as do the American Chemical Society (ACS) (see: ACS Ethical & Professional Guidelines).



Safety is of paramount importance and in fact everyone's responsibility when working in a Chemistry laboratory. The Faculty Safety Officer in the department is Stefan Hoyle, who is happy to advise on safety matters, good laboratory practice, departmental procedures and so forth. Please also note the Safety Department's website with many training courses that are relevant to a chemist's everyday work.