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Chemistry MPhil


Course Description

Course overview

The School of Chemistry is a vibrant centre of research in chemistry. We have an international reputation in a wide range of fields from catalysis to anticancer drug design and molecular photonics to nanotechnology.

Research Areas

Research in the School of Chemistry is organised into three groups:

Synthesis, Structure and Spectroscopy:
The work undertaken in this central research area covers a wide range of chemistry, from fundamental studies of structure, bonding and reactivity to the design of new molecules and materials. Material applications are diverse, ranging from catalysis to medical diagnostics and solar energy conversion.

Nanoscience and Materials:
The major interests of our academic staff are: the design and synthesis of low-dimensional systems, eg films, wires and particles; fundamental study of low-dimensional chemical and physical properties; addressing scientific problems associated with developing low-dimensional systems for application

Biological and Medicinal:
Our research focuses on applying synthesis to the solution of problems in biology and medicine. The major research interests of our academics are: cancer therapeutics; anti-infective chemotherapy; radiochemistry

The group works with life scientists and clinicians in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research and the NHS.

Training and Skills

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

For further information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/chemistry-mphil-phd/#training&skills

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/chemistry-mphil-phd/#howtoapply

Visit the Chemistry MPhil page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

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