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Overview

The Department of Chemistry PhD degree programme is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.

Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of the supervisory team.

As a PhD student you will be appointed a designated primary (local) supervisor at XJTLU, who is a full-time member of academic staff. In addition, you will also have a designated secondary supervisor based at the University of Liverpool.

The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.

Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.

Potential supervisors

Find out potential supervisors from Department of Chemistry.

Scholarships

1) APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FOR A FUNDED PHD PROJECT

You can apply for an existing PhD project which has received funds from the University or external funding bodies. These projects have an established research topic and a formed supervisory team. You can check the individual PhD programme for information about specific projects available or contact potential supervisors to discuss funding opportunities.

There is no specific application deadline for each project, which will open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December. The application procedure can be found here.

TITLE OF PHD PROJECT REFERENCE NUMBER STATUS SUPERVISOR

Development of 3D organic semiconductor: synthesis and characterization

PGRS1912016 Open
Dr. Yi Lin
Yi.Lin@xjtlu.edu.cn

Experimental and theoretical studies of medium effect in asymmetric molecular junctions

PGRS2006015 Open
Dr Eric Amigues
eric.amigues@xjtlu.edu.cn

Anode Structures for High Performance Silicon-based OLED Microdisplay Devices(高性能硅基OLED微显示器件阳极结构研究)

FOS2003JO02 Open
Dr. Li Yang
Li.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Dual HepC hepacivirin and HIV-1 proteases phosphorus-based inhibitors

PGRS2006004 Open
Magdalini Matziari
Magdalini.Matziari@xjtlu.edu.cn

2) APPLY FOR A POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP WITH YOUR OWN PROJECT

There will be two application rounds for each academic year:

  • First round – applications submitted by 17:00 CST(UTC+8), 15 October will be reviewed in the first round and the decision will be announced in December.
  • Second round – applications submitted by 17:00 CST(UTC+8), 15 April will be reviewed in the second round and the decision will be announced in June.

Go to Scholarship page and find more information about how to apply for the scholarships.