Research ( full-time, part-time)
January, April 2019, September
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Our Analytical Chemistry Group has research interests and expertise spanning criminal forensic science, environmental sampling, archaeology, geology, pathology and drug analysis.
We can offer you the opportunity to undertake analysis-based research in a wide variety of fields and are always very happy to consider thesis proposals.
Recent thesis projects have focused on analysis of materials such as ground water and soil; human hair, animal hair and feathers; archaeological artefacts; drugs and other toxins; glass.
Whatever your topic of interest, we can offer you friendly, expert supervision, excellent scientific facilities and regular invitations to take part in research conferences and seminars.
Your research programme will include comprehensive research training, as well as professional and personal development relevant to your career.
If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.
You’ll have a director of studies and at least one other formal supervisor. Both will have expertise in your areas of research.
Where necessary we can call on our partners in industry and other institutions to provide additional, specialist supervision or advice.
Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
We’ve up-to-date analytical equipment including advanced optical and electron microscopes, IR, Raman and X-ray spectrometers, GC-MS, GC, ion, chromatography, HPLC, AAS, ICP-OES and XRD.
You can also utilise our new stable isotope facility.
In some cases extra costs known as bench fees will be charged for a postgraduate research degree. These are to cover additional/ exceptional costs directly related to a specific research project.
We charge bench fees in bands. They may apply for every year of your course. These bands are the same for full and part time students.
If you have to pay bench fees this will be made clear at your interview for a place. If have to pay bench fees this will be stated in your offer letter.
For 2018/19 the bench fee bands are:
Initial registration: £1100
Full registration: £3500
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
There are compulsory research training and professional development modules, designed to help you get the most from your research programme and get ahead in your career.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email email@example.com
MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.
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