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.
International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards
In recognition of the important investment that overseas postgraduate students are making in their education, Queen Mary is pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards for 2017 entry. These awards are for the value of £5,000 and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best postgraduate students from overseas.International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. They apply to all postgraduate taught courses offered by the following Schools:School of Biological and Chemical Sciences School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science School of Engineering and Materials Science School of Physics and Astronomy School of Mathematical Sciences (MSc Network Science only)
Value of Scholarship(s)
You must have achieved a UK First Class Bachelor’s degree or an overseas equivalent. You must be eligible to pay overseas tuition fees. This scheme is available only to students who apply for and enrol in an eligible course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the 2017/18 academic year. You must not be in receipt of any other College scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source, eg Chevening. For full eligibility details, please visit the website
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 from the Science and Engineering Faculty Office.
QMUL works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!Chevening Scholarships are available for students from all nationalities.All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.There are two types of award on offer at QMUL:QMUL-Chevening Scholarships A large number of these awards will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards In addition to the QMUL-Chevening Scholarships, QMUL also supports an additional seventeen QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards. These awards are for specific academic departments and for particular courses.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must: - Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country - Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended - Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK - Have at least two years’ work experience - Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017
Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.In order to be considered for a QMUL-Chevening Partner Award, candidates are encouraged to place QMUL as their first choice university.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.
HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.QMUL is offering one HESPAL scholarship for 2017 entry.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories. Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities listed below. Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university (see footnotes) with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK). No age limits for applicants. Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year. Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university
Please visit the HESPAL website for details of the application procedure, application form and guidance notes.