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MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry

Course Description

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.

Visit the MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Faculty of Science Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Faculty of Science Scholarships are offered to students studying in the following subject areas:Biological Sciences
Computing Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies depending on award


On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Application Procedure

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.To find the Faculty of Science scholarships and funding opportunities that concern you in greater detail, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to students with a good first degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related science component.

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