This MSc aims to provide students who have already studied chemistry to the level equivalent to a good UK BSc (Hons) with the necessary additional skills and depth of knowledge to become professional chemists.
Students take 90 credits of advanced chemistry modules in Semesters 1 and 2, chosen from a wide range of topics and studying alongside our Integrated Master's MChem students. Module topics range from core physical, inorganic and organic chemistry to specialist cutting-edge research areas and choices can be made to suit individual skills and interests. Most modules offered are at M-level although up to 30 credits at level 3 can be taken.
Alongside these taught modules in Semesters 1 and 2, students start to gain relevant research skills by taking a common 30 credit module, PGSC003 Introduction to Research, tailored to suit their particular background and research area.
During the Summer, students undertake a substantial 60 credit research project PGSC004, working in an active research group.
Why Department of Chemistry?
First in the UK for 4* and 3* research
The Department offers a wide range of opportunities for taught and research Postgraduate Degree Programmes in state-of-the art facilities.
Thriving research culture
The Chemistry Department has been highly rated for our overall research by the Higher Education Funding Council and our research income totals around £5million per year.
Excellent training in modern chemical research techniques in a stimulating environment
As well as around 100 postgraduate research students, there are about 40 postdoctoral research assistants and visiting scientists from abroad, creating a diverse environment in which to study.