2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
|Programme code:||MSC-CHEM||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Prof Bruce Turnbull||Contact address:||email@example.com|
Total credits: 180
A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in Chemistry or a related Chemistry subject. Applicants must have taken and consistently scored 2:2 level marks (or higher) in modules covering: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry.
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:
The MSc Chemistry programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The programme will provide students with in depth knowledge of contemporary chemistry, while allowing students to direct their studies to specialised areas of chemistry which are most relevant to them. The course places strong emphasis on practical chemistry, complemented with focus on current topics in chemistry research that is informed by our internationally recognised research and innovation. This enables the principles and theories of chemistry to be applied within a laboratory setting to solve real-world challenges.
Students will study compulsory modules on Advanced Topics in Chemistry which provide opportunities for the students to engage with the role of chemistry in addressing key global challenges, for example, climate change, sustainability and healthcare, through research-led teaching. Optional modules allow engagement with a wide range of chemistry-related subjects, ensuring that the course is highly interdisciplinary and contains expertise from a range of specialisms, including chemistry, food science and nutrition, colour and polymer science, physics, structural biology and material science. Optional modules are taught by experts across several faculties, providing students with opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career within the chemical sciences industries. They will gain extensive hands-on practical experience within the laboratory by undertaking an optional foundation of practical chemistry module and a compulsory advanced practical, professional and research skills module, which will prepare students for conducting their independent original research project. As well as learning crucial research techniques, students will acquire an understanding of research culture, ethics and safety, while developing a range of key skills in problem solving, information technology, scientific presentation, and scientific communication.
The focal point of the degree course is the extended research project. A wide range of projects will be available in areas aligned to our research themes: atmospheric and planetary chemistry, chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, functional materials & molecular assemblies, sustainable & digital chemistry, and chemistry pedagogy. Students will be helped to select a project that is right for them, in an area that interests and motivates you. This is your chance to make your own contribution to science. The project will equip students with the independent research and critical thinking skills that they will draw on throughout their future careers.
This masters degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, meaning you’ll have the qualifications and skills you’ll need to succeed in industry upon graduation.
Accreditation of a university course by professional and statutory bodies is a mark of assurance that particular standards are met. Masters accreditation provides access to qualified membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry and forms a basis for satisfying the academic requirements for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s award of Chartered Chemist (CChem), through further study or continuing professional development.
Year1 - View timetable
Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|CHEM5503M||Research Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|CHEM5617M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|CHEM5619M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined S2)||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|CHEM5700M||Advanced Practical, Professional and Research Skills for Chemists||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
Students will be required to study 2 modules (25-30 credits) from the following optional modules:
|CHEM5011M||Synthesis and Characterisation of Organic Molecules||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|CHEM5012M||Foundations of Chemistry - Coursework||15 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|CHEM5014M||Foundations of Practical Chemistry||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|CHEM5107M||Modern Drug Discovery||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|CHEM5618M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined S1)||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|COLO5162M||Advanced Colour Science||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|FOOD5016M||Physical Aspects of Food||10 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PHYS5016M||Soft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals||15 credits||1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
Students will be required to study 1 or 2 modules (15-25 credits) from the following optional modules:
|BMSC5231M||Structure-based Drug Discovery||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|CAPE5760M||Ceramics, Polymers and Composites||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|CAPE5770M||Nanomaterials||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|COLO5055M||Cosmetic Science||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|FOOD5115M||Colloid and Dairy Science||10 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|FOOD5481M||Food Quality Assurance and Control||10 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PHYS5342M||Soft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PHYS5530M||Physics of Biological Systems||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
In total, students should take 180 or 185 credits (this will just be 180 credits from 2024-25 after the FOOD modules are replaced with 15-credit versions).
Students will need a minimum of 150 credits for award.
Last updated: 12/05/2023 16:51:47
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