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2020/21 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:

School of Chemistry

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemistry

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

RSC accreditation will be sought when the overall School of Chemistry accreditation is renewed (2022).

Programme specification:

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM5501MExtended Research Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses80 credits1 Jan to 31 Oct
CHEM5613MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)20 credits1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth)
CHEM5615MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined)30 credits1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth)
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun

Students will be required to pass CHEM5501M and COLO5371M.

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 30 or 35 credits from the following optional modules:

BIOL5172MPractical Bioinformatics10 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr
CAPE5715MMetals and Alloys15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5760MCeramics, Polymers and Composites15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3011Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (10 credits)10 credits1 Jan to 31 May
CHEM3012Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (15 credits)15 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep
CHEM5195MSynthesis and Characterisation of Organic Molecules15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 credits1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth)
COLO5244MColour Application Technology30 credits1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth)
FOOD5016MPhysical Aspects of Food10 credits1 Jan to 31 May
FOOD5115MColloid and Dairy Science10 credits1 Jan to 31 May
FOOD5270MFood Analysis10 credits1 Jan to 31 May
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 credits1 Jan to 31 May
PHYS5342MSoft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS5530MPhysics of Biological Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

We would recommend that you enrol for 30 credits of optional modules. If you would like to enrol for 35 credits, please email with your module choices.

Students will need a minimum of 150 credits for award, with 135 being at the higher level 5M.

Last updated: 04/01/2021 11:33:40


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