Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
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About the course
|September 2018 start||
This 12-month course is ideal if you want to develop skills in a range of areas. It includes project work and an introduction to research-level theory. You’ll take taught classes for the first two semesters. In the third semester, you’ll work on an extended research project of your own.
Employers value this kind of experience. By the time you graduate, you’ll have proved you can work within a research group, organise your own research, complete a project and communicate your findings.
You’ll carry out two smaller laboratory projects prior to starting your main research project, to develop practical and scientific communication skill. You also undertake a Research and Presentation Skills module to further develop the higher level skills needed for research.
Examples of optional modules
Lectured modules consist of a wide range of segments, spanning the breadth of chemistry, from which you can choose, to tailor your MSc to your strengths and interests.
Teaching and assessment
We use a mixture of lectures, laboratory practicals, workshops and individual research projects. You may tailor the area of your research project to your particular interests. Assessment of taught modules is through examination, laboratory reports and coursework.
Assessment of the project is through a 15,000-word dissertation, oral presentation and viva, as well as assessed performance during the project.
1 year full-time
Fees and funding
Professor Steve Armes FRS
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.