Chemistry masters profiles

Meet current students and recent graduates from our masters courses in chemistry as they share their experiences of studying at Sheffield and what they went on to do after their degree.

Student Kavya enjoying a snowy walk

I am grateful for the impeccable support from my supervisor and the Department of Chemistry

Kavya Gopakumar MSc Drug Discovery Science

Kavya decided to study MSc Drug Discovery at Sheffield because she wanted to specialise in medicinal chemistry and pursue a career in this field.

Photo of current MSc student Belva outside a university building

Studying at University of Sheffield has been a transformative experience

Belva Clearesta MSc Drug Discovery Science

MSc Drug Discovery student, Belva Clearesta, moved to Sheffield from Indonesia. She chose Sheffield based on the programme, the Chemistry department and really liked the balance between vibrant city life and nature that Sheffield offers.

Graduating student

I found it exciting being able to design my own experiments and analyse results

Alana Barlow MSc(Res) Chemistry

Alana studied MSc (Research) Chemistry at University of Sheffield, before commencing her PhD here too.

Zeyu Lin

The support of the teaching staff has enabled me to succeed

Zeyu Lin Chemistry BSc; Drug Discovery Science MSc

Zeyu Lin did his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Sheffield, then started on our Drug Discovery Science MSc to train for a role in the pharmaceutical industry.

Hanqing Zhou

I strengthened my basic knowledge of chemistry and learned more about the areas I am interested in

Hanqing Zhou Chemistry MSc

Hanqing came to Sheffield and found a city that is well suited to Chinese students, and course that helped her develop her practical skills in chemistry.

Liam Smith

My MSc(Res) course gave me a platform to showcase my potential

Liam Smith MSc(Res) Chemistry

Liam studied the fundamental chemistry behind artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion in our Lord Porter Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory. This led to him securing a PhD position at the University of Manchester, where he'll be working with Rolls Royce.

Four students laughing while sat at a bench, outside the Students' Union

International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.