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This MSc aims to provide students who have already studied chemistry to the level equivalent to a good UK BSc (Hons) with the necessary additional skills and depth of knowledge to become professional chemists.
The 12-month course runs from September and consists of a taught component and a major research based project totaling 180 credits.
Students take 90 credits of advanced chemistry modules in Semesters 1 and 2, chosen from a wide range of topics and studying alongside our Integrated Master's MChem students. Module topics range from core physical, inorganic and organic chemistry to specialist cutting-edge research areas and choices can be made to suit individual skills and interests. Most modules offered are at M-level although up to 30 credits at level 3 can be taken.
Alongside these taught modules in Semesters 1 and 2, students start to gain relevant research skills by taking a common 30 credit module, PGSC003 Introduction to Research, tailored to suit their particular background and research area.
During the Summer, students undertake a substantial 60 credit research project PGSC004, working in an active research group.The project will be carried out in an active research group within one of the main research areas of the Department i.e. Energy and Catalysis, Materials Chemistry, Medicinal and Bio-nano Chemistry, Functional Interfaces or Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.
Case study: Kieran Collings
"The academics teaching and leading projects in the roles of supervisors have many years of experience from both industrial and academic settings in a vast and impressive array of chemical backgrounds."
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Why Department of Chemistry?
First in the UK for 4* and 3* research
The Department offers a wide range of opportunities for taught and research Postgraduate Degree Programmes in state-of-the art facilities.
Thriving research culture
The Chemistry Department has been highly rated for our overall research by the Higher Education Funding Council and our research income totals around £5million per year.
Excellent training in modern chemical research techniques in a stimulating environment
As well as around 100 postgraduate research students, there are about 40 postdoctoral research assistants and visiting scientists from abroad, creating a diverse environment in which to study.