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Full time & Part time October, January MSc, Research Only, MPhil MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time / MPhil 2 Years ull-time, 4 years part-time
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Embark on a thrilling journey of discovery with our Chemistry MSc by Research programme at Swansea University. Our cutting-edge research is expanding rapidly, covering diverse areas such as energy, health, advanced materials, and the environment. With our purpose-built Chemistry Hub, state-of-the-art laboratories, and access to world-class research facilities, you'll have the perfect environment to delve into groundbreaking projects. Led by renowned academics, including Professor Simon Bott, you'll conduct an individual research project guided by internationally acclaimed experts. A 2.1 Honours degree in chemistry or a related subject is typically required. Join our research community and make a real-world impact.

About the course

High-quality, high-impact chemistry research at our world-class centres

Chemistry research is thriving at Swansea University. Spanning a wide range of fields, it is set to multiply at a rapid pace over the next three years. Our research groups are currently focused on four themes:

  • Energy
  • Health 
  • New and advanced molecules and materials
  • Water and the environment

These initiatives transcend traditional discipline boundaries and integrate core areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistries while intersecting with engineering, medicine, and other scientific disciplines.

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Entry Requirements

MSc by Research: Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree in chemistry or a related subject at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

MPhil: Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree in chemistry or a related subject at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.


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