POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN CHEMISTRYDirector of Postgraduate Studies (Department of Chemistry): Professor Martin Wills
PG Co-ordinator (Research students): Emma Bain
Director of MOAC and Analytical Doctoral Training Centres; Professor Alison Rodger.
Director of AS:MIT MSc programme: Dr Claudia BlindauerDirector of Polymer MSc course: Dr Andrew Dove
MSc co-ordinator; Christina Forbes.
POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN CHEMISTRYContents:
What postgraduate programmes are available?Why do postgraduate research?What are the entry requirements?What subject?How do I apply?How do I get funding?
What type of postgraduate degrees can I do?Taught Masters degrees, MSc (1 year). Analytical Science (AS:MIT); Claudia Blindauer.Polymer Chemistry; Remzi Becer.
Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (3 - 4 years).Research (PhD in Chemistry) 4 years maximum registration but funding may be for less than this depending on source. Could involve an industrial collaborator.Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells (MOAC), Analytical Science and other DTCs a four year degree based on a 1+ 3 year model.BBSRC DTG studentships (3 or 4 years).Research with additional taught courses (Chemistry with industrial collaboration) rare.
Why undertake Postgraduate study?I really enjoy my subject and want to learn more.I wish to have a career in research or in academia.I wish to have a career in any aspect of the chemical industryI dont wish to have a career in chemistry but it will get me a better job/better prospects.5)I dont know what to do at this stage and would like to keep my options open.PGs are also sought for their level of skills which transfer into a range of sectors not just those in chemical research.
A Good Reason to NOT Undertake Postgraduate studyI havent been able to get a job, so I might as well do a PhD because I need the moneyResearch is hard work, but very rewarding, but only you can get the results!
If you are not motivated then dont do it.(Be careful what you ask for)
What are the entry requirements?PhD entry requirements
BSc: First or 2:1 degreeMChem: First, 2.1 or 2:2 degree** Special case has to be made.
BSc: 2:2 degree followed by MSc
MSc entry requirementsBSc:First, 2:1 or 2:2 degreeThink carefully before you apply for a PhD direct from BSc
Research areas at Warwick
Chemical Biology Interfaces and Materials Analytical Science and Instrumentation. Synthesis and Catalysis Theory and Simulation
MORE DETAILS ONLINE.
For PhD the application process and the funding processes are different. First, how do I apply (this is simple)?Decide what type of degree to apply for.Decide who you would like to work for (with?).Fill in application forms online. Accept formal offer when you are ready.Be sure to talk to current PhD students as well as supervisors for a true reflection of the Warwick PG experience.
Note Warwick online application system offers a studentship place without automatic link to funding (other than Chancellors Schoalrships) you should discuss this with supervisor and/or Director of Graduate Studies.
Funding your studies (this is complicated!)Determine the area of research that interests youIdentify academics who have grants.
Apply (nothing to lose) for a Warwick Chancellors Scholarship (CS) or Chancellors International Scholarship (CIS) (note closing date is 13th January 2014).
Or any other source you may know of Doctoral Training Centres have own funding, staff members may have funding etc. scholarships?
PhDs at WarwickNormal intake PhD 40-45, MSc20+Different grants available
Government research councils (EPSRC/BBSRC)15-20
Industrial sponsored grants (CASE, ChemD)4-8
Warwick Sponsored grants (WPRS)3-4
Self fundedany no.
Charities, EUany no.
PhD progression and monitoring in ChemistryAssigned supervisor (day to day supervision)Assigned advisory committee (monitors progress independently)Progress monitored byFirst 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.Taught modules on different analytical techniquesFive month research project in the area of Analytical ChemistryModules examined by written examsResearch project examined by thesis1 year MSc in Polymer Chemistry started October 2012.Taught components in first half of course.Project for second half of course.Similar assessments as for AS:MIT
Interdisciplinary Science degreesat the Warwick Doctoral Training Centres
MSc and PhD at interfaces between disciplinesMOAC (Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry)Systems BiologyComplexity ScienceTypically ~10 studentships available for 2011 for UK students
The interface between Physical, Mathematical and Biological Sciences. Opportunity to combine the abilities and knowledge of several disciplines into one multidisciplinary research project.www.warwick.ac.uk/go/moac
Why MOAC?How does a 1 ng/10 m bag of molecules end up being a thinking moving creative human being?
Yet an almost identical bag of molecules end up a cauliflower?Or even a salmonella
Essence of a DTCTrain Research Students1 year MSc including chemistry, mathematics, biology etc. plus 3 year PhDYr 1 prepares you to choose your PhD research and to manage it thereafter Multi/Cross/Trans Disciplinary each PhD supervised across 2 depts; discipline hoppers.Significant emphasis on Transferable Skills Team building, communication of science, decision making, leadership, ethics, finances, research proposals, careers Research and training community
Scientific themes Biological Fibres and their Interacting ProteinsIntercellular Communication ProcessesProtein Structure and FunctionCellular Structure and FunctionMolecular Interactions with Membranes & DNAANALYTICAL SCIENCE Experimental design and data analysisModel buildingInstrument design and development
A new doctoral training centre based at Warwick.
Will be advertising before Christmas. People can apply to PhD in Analytical Science and specify the CDT in their long paragraph. It will get to the right place without an application fee.
Essence of MASCTrain Research Students with integrated 4 year MSc+PhD programmes Year 1: MSc 50% taught, 50% 2 research projectsYear 24: PhD Yr 1 prepares them to choose PhD research and to manage it thereafter Multi/Cross/Trans Disciplinary each PhD supervised across 2 disciplinesSignificant emphasis on Transferable Skills: Team building, communication of science, decision making, leadership, ethics, finances, research proposals, careers Research and training communityIntegrate theory and experimentSignificant collaboration with industry to develop exciting game changing projects
As you know - we can measure anything! (or at least will give it a good try!) Pat Unwinhttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wcas/
16700 StudentsIncludes visiting and exchange students (heads) and HEFP students in local colleges. Excludes students taught overseas and on external programmes.3800 Staff 3000 full and part time, 800 casua, 96% non-academic staff live in Coventry. 3rd largest employer in Coventry area174.5 m turnoverFor year ended July 2001, projected to rise to 222 m by 2004/05Arts Centre250,000 visits each year, 70% of audience from Coventry/Warwickshire, 67% self-generated income. 580,000 University subsidy to Arts Centre each year (not all grant)*
16700 StudentsIncludes visiting and exchange students (heads) and HEFP students in local colleges. Excludes students taught overseas and on external programmes.3800 Staff 3000 full and part time, 800 casua, 96% non-academic staff live in Coventry. 3rd largest employer in Coventry area174.5 m turnoverFor year ended July 2001, projected to rise to 222 m by 2004/05Arts Centre250,000 visits each year, 70% of audience from Coventry/Warwickshire, 67% self-generated income. 580,000 University subsidy to Arts Centre each year (not all grant)