Chemistry MSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 28,739

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
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: 

Admissions Tutor Talk

  • School of Chemistry Virtual Tour 
  • Research Talks

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 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.

Core modules

  • Advanced Research and Communication Skills
  • Advanced Practical Techniques and Skills
  • MSc Research Project

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Advanced Structure Determination
  • Advanced Synthetic Methods
  • Earth System Science
  • Computational Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • 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. 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you’re eligible.

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