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Masters degrees in Chemistry provide advanced postgraduate training in different branches of the Chemical Sciences. Some programmes are general degrees. Others allow you to specialise in areas such as Analytical Chemistry, Biomolecular Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry.
These courses are often taught MSc degrees, but opportunities also exist for you to spend longer on a research-focussed Masters such as an MRes or MPhil. Entry requirements will normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a related Science subject.
Despite being a highly academic subject area, Chemistry has many professional and vocational applications. Postgraduates in the Chemical Sciences are well equipped for careers in practical fields such as drug development, human nutrition or medical research. Other, more exotic, career paths could include working on future technologies such as nanomaterials or chemical engineering solutions for exploration in extreme environments.
Professional chemists also work in professional roles with a surprising range of other organisations, whether as advisors on the design of new sportswear materials or as forensics experts assisting police and security forces.
If your interests are more academic you'll find that a Masters in Chemistry provides an excellent preparation for PhD research in other Physical or Applied Science subjects.
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