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MSc Chemistry / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

We require a UK bachelor's degree with a second class (2.2) classification or the international equivalent in Chemistry. Candidates should demonstrate a background in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical/laboratory chemistry.

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

If you have been out of education for more than two years, please contact us before applying to enquire about your eligibility for this course. Please also provide details of any relevant work experience since leaving education. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

 

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course description

This twelve month chemistry MSc is designed as a preparation for PhD studies or for students wishing to broaden their research experience and knowledge of chemistry.

The programme consists of taught modules, worth a total of 90 credits, delivered in the first six months of the course followed by a substantial research project, also worth 90 credits.

The taught modules in Semester 1 will cover all areas of chemistry at core and advanced level. In addition a module specially designed to improve scientific language, research and presentation skills will be available. In the second semester students can choose six from a broad range of nine taught modules covering advanced chemistry topics. The research project is chosen from a wide range of world-leading research groups within the department with the work being carried out within the individual research group laboratories.

 

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Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.

The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our Manchester Masters Bursaries are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

For more information, see the Department of Chemistry  Fees and funding  page or visit the University of Manchester funding for masters courses website for more information

Contact details

Department
Department of Chemistry
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 543 4021
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/chemistry
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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