Information regarding our 2023/24 admissions cycle

Our 2023/24 postgraduate taught admissions cycle will open on Monday, 10 October. For most programmes, the application form will not open until this date.

MSc Chemistry / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

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 overview

  • Gain a broad grounding in the theory and applications of organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry, with the chance to complete a project within our large research community. 

  • Study at a University ranked fourth in the UK and seventh in Europe for chemistry (QS World University Rankings 2022). 

  • Follow in the footsteps of seven Nobel prize winners who have taught, studied or researched in the subject at Manchester.

  • Our department has been ranked seventh in the UK for the quality of our research and third for research power. (REF 2021) 

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £12,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition and administration costs during your studies. All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

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

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