Autumn term 2020-21 news

This course will begin on schedule in Autumn and we look forward to seeing new and returning students in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If students can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, the Department has made plans to still provide them a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term.

Teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online), known as ‘multi-mode’ delivery. The balance in the ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We will do our best to provide you increased on-campus teaching and research activities as we progress throughout the year. For more information about multi-mode delivery, the learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep students safe on campus, please see our Covid-19 information for applicants and offer holders page.

We will update our course pages with further details once they are finalised. Got a question? Get in touch via email > 

In lab The department typically admits 65-70 PhD and 90 - 100 MRes students each year. Funding for these students comes from a diverse range of sources, including the EPSRC, industry, scholarships and self-funded students. A selection of MRes Studentships currently available are detailed below or visit our other pages to find out more about PhD studentships.


MRes in Plant Chemical Biology

Multidisciplinary Research for Next-Generation Agri-Sciences (Full or Part-time Course)

These scholarships are open to all students who have made an application for admission to study on the full or part-time Master’s course MRes in Plant Chemical Biology: Multidisciplinary Research for Next-Generation Agri-Sciences.

All students who wish to be considered for this scholarship should apply by submitting a copy of their CV by email to the Chemistry department ( in addition to submitting a College Postgraduate Application Form.

Applications will be assessed by the course directors and scholarship(s) awarded on the basis of academic merit.

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