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Full time September MRes One year

About the course

Securing a place to complete a chemistry PhD at a top institution, or joining a research and development lab in industry, is a competitive process. This masters course is designed to help you stand out, by giving you research experience at postgraduate level, with access to state-of-the-art facilities in a Russell Group university.

If you're looking for a masters course with more lectures to prepare you for a career outside research, visit our taught masters webpage: MSc Chemistry

About the course

For most of this course, you will be working full-time as a chemistry researcher on your own research project. You’ll get to choose a topic that you're interested in, be assigned an academic supervisor who specialises in that area and work in their laboratory as part of a team of

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Entry Requirements

For this course, we usually ask for a 2:1 BSc honours degree in chemistry or a chemistry-related subject, or equivalent. We can also accept qualifications from other countries. You can find out which qualifications we accept from your country on the University's webpages for international students:

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If you have not already studied in a country where English is the majority language, it is likely that you will need to have an English language qualification. We usually ask for:

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): Overall grade of 6.5 with 6 in each component.


Up-to-date fees can be found on the University of Sheffield's webpages for postgraduate students: Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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Student Profile(s)

Liam Smith

"My current research is within the world of artificial photosynthesis, trying to produce molecules that would hopefully end our reliance on harmful fossil fuels. Other than that I have gained a copious amount of transferable skills that would be perfect within the chemical industry or professional environment."

Song Hee Yeo

"The MSc(Res) course helped me to realise I definitely wanted to do a PhD in organic chemistry. The masters course had given me the experience of how it would be as a PhD student, as I worked in the lab along with other PhD students and a postdoctoral researchers for one year."

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