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MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences

Course Description

This programme provides students with thorough education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English.

The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places strong emphasis on the development of project management and personal skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation.

A customised learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool.

What are benefits of the programme?

• Taught by international staff who are experts in various fields of chemistry
• Provides a range of critical interdisciplinary research skills
• Offers strong theoretical background, practical instrumentation skills and an intensive research project
• Excellent preparation for PhD programmes abroad and in Chinese universities
• Help you develop career-enhancing key personal and employable skills such as time management, report writing, team-building and networking, and project management
• The department has strong link to local and international industries
• XJTLU is in an attractive location with many biotechnology companies nearby in BioBay and the Cold Spring Harbour Asia Centre

Core Modules

• Synthetic Chemistry
• Natural Products
• Peptide/Protein Chemistry
• Nanotechnology
• Analytical Methods and Instruments

What are my career prospects?

• Successful graduates can establish careers in a wide range of industries including:
• Chemical and material
• Pharmaceutical
• Biotechnology
• Food and beverages (quality assurance and new formulation)
• Analytical labs

Visit the MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

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Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit.
Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.

The University of Liverpool discount If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20% of the tuition fee.

Corporate and Association Discounts

We are pleased to offer corporate and business/professional association discounts for managers

• For 2 or more managers from the same company or organisation for the same start date: 10% company discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer • For managers working for a company or organisation that is a paid-up member of an approved professional or industry association: 10% association discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer and/or the association
To sign up for the corporate or association discount or to enquire whether an association has already been approved by the University please contact [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off the tuition fee


All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

For any enquiries regarding scholarships please contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A 2:1 UK degree(or equivalent) in Chemistry or other related fields.

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