What will I learn?

We focus on the development of new methods for the synthesis of molecules with applications in organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry.

Distinctively, our work is underpinned by fundamental, mechanism-led research that seeks to combine experimental, spectroscopic and computational approaches. Our wide-ranging, innovative activities include:

  • Fundamental studies in transition metal catalysis
  • Mechanistic physical organic chemistry
  • Prebiotic/origins of life chemistry
  • Target molecule synthesis
  • Macrocycles
  • Data-driven reaction optimisation
  • Main group organometallic chemistry

Our applied research projects address global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, environmental remediation and environmental sustainability. We have strong links with the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (Variable - to suit the learner)

Tuition fees
£22,250.00 (US$ 30,425) per year
Laboratory-based degrees: Full-time: £22,250, Part-time: £11,125

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of York



YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You will need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second-class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a master’s degree. Actual requirements vary by course. IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component, TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of York

“The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.”

  • 94 per cent graduate employment rate
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • International scholarships available

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