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2021/22 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:

CHEM5502MExtended Research Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses90 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
CHEM5613MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM5614MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to 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:

CAPE5715MMetals and Alloys15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5760MCeramics, Polymers and Composites15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5770MNanomaterials15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3011Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (10 credits)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM3012Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (15 credits)15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM3016Synthesis and Characterisation of Organic Molecules15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5016MPhysical Aspects of Food10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5115MColloid and Dairy Science10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5270MFood Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS5016MSoft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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 chem.tso@leeds.ac.uk with your module choices.

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

Last updated: 05/07/2021 12:33:18

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