Organic chemistry underpins areas of the industry where contemporary research demands advanced training beyond an honours degree level. This course is therefore designed for both Chemistry graduates and those with degrees in combined sciences that include a chemistry subject who seek to pursue a career in the industry.
This course will enhance the student’s understanding of the subject of Chemistry, provide realistic training in experimental chemistry, and perfect skills in underlying aspects of organic chemistry, such as organic reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and synthetic strategy.
Through a series of advanced lecture courses, problem solving classes, advanced laboratory exercises and a part-year laboratory research project, students of this course will attain a professional level of knowledge in key aspects of Organic Chemistry. Typically you will take 9 tested general level and advanced level lecture courses and 3 - 4 problem solving classes. The research project will be assessed through a written dissertation and oral examination.
There has been a committed tradition of postgraduate lecture courses in the School of Chemistry at UEA. The MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry builds on such expertise and provides an in-depth understanding of industrially relevant applications.
The areas studied within this course are specifically selected to enhance your training on techniques and subjects needed by the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine organic chemical industries.