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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Chemistry

Programme code:MSC-CHEMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Thornton Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in Chemistry or a related Chemistry subject.
All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemistry

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

RSC will be sought when the overall School of Chemistry accreditation is renewed (2019/2020).

Programme specification:

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

CHEM5500MExtended Laboratory Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses90 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
CHEM5610MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE5701MBiomaterials and Applications15 creditsSemester 2
CAPE5715MMetals and Alloys15 creditsSemester 2
CAPE5750MMaterials Structures and Characterisation15 creditsSemester 1
CAPE5760MCeramics, Polymers and Composites15 creditsSemester 2
CHEM5195MSynthesis and Characterisation of Organic Molecules15 creditsSemester 1
CHEM5701MPolymer Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Properties15 creditsSemester 2
CHEM5702MProperties and Applications of (Nano)Materials15 creditsSemester 2
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5244MColour Application Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD5016MPhysical Aspects of Food10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD5055MFood Processing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD5115MColloid and Dairy Science10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD5241MStructure and Function of Food Components20 creditsSemester 1
FOOD5270MFood Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 creditsSemester 2
PHYS5016MSoft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS5342MSoft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS5530MPhysics of Biological Systems15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 20/09/2019


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