Chemistry MSc (by Research)

 
  

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Qualification
MSc (by Research) Chemistry
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.2 (Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) in chemistry
Other requirements
IELTS
IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element.

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park
School/department
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

An international leader in research, the School of Chemistry offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to develop their chemistry research skills.
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Key facts

  • An international leader in research, the School of Chemistry offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters-level qualification. This one year course is designed for those students wishing to develop their chemistry research skills.
  • The programme is ideal for students who wish to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school. Supervisors meet regularly with students, making sure that they are fully involved in the school's leading research community.
  • The School of Chemistry's research portfolio covers inorganic and materials, organic and biological, and physical and theoretical chemistry, and their interfaces with physics, biology, biomedical sciences, materials, nanosciences and engineering. 85% of its research was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, placing the school second in the national rankings.

More information on the School's research is available on the chemistry website.

 

Course details

Students are required to study modules worth 180 credits, of which a maximum of 60 credits may be obtained from taught modules at level 4.  The remaining credits (between 120 – 180) must be obtained from a thesis module at level 4.

The assessment of all modules are as set out in the specifications for each module.  In regard to the thesis module, the maximum word length of the thesis is as follows:

  • Thesis worth 120 credits: Maximum 25,000 words
  • Thesis worth over 120 credits but less than 180 credits: Maximum 30,000 words
  • Thesis worth 180 credits: Maximum 40,000 words

The maximum word limits are all inclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography.

Students are required to submit their thesis prior to the end of the period of registered study.

Entry requirements

The usual minimum requirement for MSc (By Research) entry is an upper 2nd class honours degree (or International equivalent) in chemistry.   

International research students need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element.

The University runs a number of preparatory English programmes each summer and, for extra support during your degree, you can attend its free language classes. For more information, visit our Centre for English Language Education (CELE).

 
 

Modules

Students are required to study modules worth 180 credits, of which a maximum of 60 credits may be obtained from taught modules at level 4. The remaining credits (between 120 – 180) must be obtained from a thesis module at level 4.

The assessment of all modules are as set out in the specifications for each module

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

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Careers

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Chemistry who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2014/15.

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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