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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Chemistry

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    07 May 2019

This is for you if... you want to develop knowledge and skills in research techniques and methodologies, specifically focused on environmentally sustainability.

Course description

Green Chemistry represents an overarching philosophy targeting issues in reducing waste and environmental sustainability within the chemical industries. On this MSc you will explore modern approaches to chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances; in other words, how technologically important chemistry can be carried out without harm to the environment. You will consider waste minimisation and atom efficiency, solvent selection, and catalytic and energy efficient processes.

This full-time postgraduate degree comprises tutorials, lectures and six months of intensive practical work, before undertaking a five-month independent research project. As well as developing your core knowledge of green chemistry, you will learn how to critically analyse research data and research publications, and how to communicate scientific concepts and processes.

Careers and employability

A postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future. Like you, we are keen that your investment pays off. There is no doubt that studying for a postgraduate qualification can help your career prospects – you will gain the deeper knowledge and high-end skills and that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.


Visit the Chemical Research (Green Chemistry) - MSc page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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