The course combines theory, practical skills and research elements. You will select three theory modules from a range of advanced chemistry topics, allowing you to tailor the course to your specific interests.
All of these modules run throughout Semesters One and Two, align to the School’s research interests and will be taught by world-leading academics.
In Semester One you will receive lab-based training in advanced practical techniques covering areas of synthetic, analytical and physical chemistry. This will be complimented by a module dedicated to developing your skills as a researcher, all of which will prepare you for your research dissertation and subsequent career.
Our specialist research areas include atmospheric chemistry, chemical biology, materials and interfaces, spectroscopy and dynamics, and sustainable synthesis and catalysis. Your research project will be carried out within one of our outstanding research groups.
In Semester One you will be supported in selecting a research project that interests you and aligns with your career ambitions. You will meet your supervisor, familiarise yourself with the contemporary literature around your chosen project and begin to plan your experiments. From Semester Two until mid-August you will work alongside PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in one of our research teams to conduct your experimental work and evolve your project report.
You can find out more about postgraduate research and teaching in the School of Chemistry via our on demand content:
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A minimum of a 2:2 in Chemistry or a related subject or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Advanced Research and Communication Skills
Advanced Practical Techniques and Skills
MSc Research Project
Choose three option modules from:
Advanced Structure Determination
Advanced Synthetic Methods
Earth System Science
Computational Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics
UK and EU Students
This is the total course fee
Starting in September 2021 £8,190
If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place.
This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.
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