The MSc in Chemical Research at Queen Mary offers you the opportunity to make a contribution to the fascinating world of modern chemistry, by spending a year working on a major individual research project. This research work is supplemented by lecture modules and seminars, and successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an internationally recognised Masters qualification.
This programme provides a comprehensive preparation for students wishing to progress onto a research career (bridging the gap between the lecture-dominated programme of a typical undergraduate BSc degree and the research intensive PhD degree), but the qualification can also be a real asset for those wishing to pursue other careers in industry, or in education. Training is given in a wide range of techniques to enable candidates to build up a substantial portfolio of experimental skills and thereby tackle more extended research and development projects with increased confidence. The practical work is also reinforced by lecture modules explaining the underlying theoretical basis of various research methods and techniques, and other aspects of advanced chemistry.
The major part of the programme is a research project on a topic agreed in consultation with the MSc programme coordinator. This practical work will generally provide training in a variety of specialised techniques appropriate to your chosen area of research and is carried out in the main research laboratories, under the supervision of a member of academic staff.
The taught component of the degree programme consists of two lecture modules, usually selected from the range of advanced undergraduate chemistry modules offered by the School.
Activity after graduation: I still enjoying travelling, watching and playing sports. We often have small reunions with contemporaries from university.
Impact of degree on career choice and current opportunities: I develop drugs for pre-clinical assessments in industry. We adhere to strict GLP requirements and meet a fast turnaround. The laboratory team work experience I gained during my degree is vital. My career has remained constant since I graduated.
Science and Engineering Taught Scholarships
The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent. We have an unlimited number of scholarships available to all eligible students who apply and are accepted onto one of our standard fee masters programmes.To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. To check which courses are eligible for the Scholarship (i.e. standard fee courses), please see our tuition fees pages.Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.You must not be in receipt of any other Queen Mary scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source.You do not have to submit a separate application for this scholarship; you will be automatically considered at the point of offer.The scholarship award will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to the Queen Mary University of London. This is a partial award only and you must be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fees and living expenses yourself.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent. To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.
You do not have to submit a separate application for this scholarship; you will be automatically considered at the point of offer.
International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards
In recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, Queen Mary is pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards for 2014 entry. These awards are for the value of either £2,000 or £5,000 per year and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best students from overseas.International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. They apply to all taught courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, offered by the following Schools:- School of Biological and Chemical Sciences - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science - School of Engineering and Materials Science (excluding MSc Dental Materials (J5S9)) - School of Physics and Astronomy
Value of Scholarship(s)
£2000 - £5000
The level of award that a student may be eligible to receive will be based on previous academic attainment. For example, to be eligible to receive an award of £2,000 students must be on track to meet or exceed our minimum entry requirements for the programme of their choice at the point of offer. To be eligible to receive an award of £5,000 per year, students must have achieved grades equivalent to a UK First Class Bachelors degree or overseas equivalent.
There is no need to complete a separate application form to be considered for an International Science and Engineering Excellence Award. Students will be considered for an award on the basis of the information they provide in their online application to Queen Mary.
Successful candidates will be informed of their award via email notification directing them to the MySiS applicant portal by the Admissions Office.