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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 address:p.d.thornton@leeds.ac.uk

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 courses  credits 
CHEM5613MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CHEM5615MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined)  credits 
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

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 creditsSemester 2, 1 Jan to 30 Apr
CAPE5715MMetals and Alloys15 creditsSemester 2
CAPE5760MCeramics, Polymers and Composites15 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3011Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (10 credits)10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3012Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (15 credits)15 creditsSemester 1
CHEM5195MSynthesis and Characterisation of Organic Molecules15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5244MColour Application Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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
PHYS5530MPhysics of Biological Systems15 creditsSemester 2

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

Last updated: 30/07/2020 18:46:21

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