MSc(Res) Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Learning from our world-leading experts prepares you for a key role in the future of this rapidly developing field.

A masters from Sheffield is highly valued in the global chemical and pharmaceutical sector.

Nobel prizewinner Sir Harry Kroto graduated with a PhD from our department. He discovered a new form of carbon.

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This course is similar in structure to our MSc Chemistry, but has a larger proportion of research experience, and less directly taught material.

This weighting of components should appeal to students who are planning to use their studies as a stepping-stone to PhD study, or chemical research in industry.

Chemistry postgraduate Eduardo Hernandez


Optional modules

Lectured modules allow for a large element of choice, allowing you to select from topics which span the breadth of chemistry, tailoring your studies to your own interests.

Research project

The extended research project is carried out across the full 12 months of the academic year, allowing you to really get deeply involved in your research area, and giving enough time to produce some academically significant results.

You'll select your project from a wide range of research areas across the department.

Assessment of the project is through a literature review of your research area, a 20,000-word dissertation, poster presentation, oral presentation and viva, as well as assessed performance during the project.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

You need a BSc(Hons) 2:1 or equivalent in chemistry or a chemistry-related subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Colin Crook
E: chem-msc@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 9521

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.