MRes Chemistry

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    MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

You can gain the opportunity to develop a competitive research edge to your CV, which is vital when entering the growing Chemistry market within the UK and internationally. This Chemistry postgraduate course enables you to choose from our extensive range of Chemistry modules – allowing you to match the modules with your interests and career aspirations.

If you are already working in industry then you may be interested in studying this course part-time over two to three years. The research project can even be studied over 10 to 12 months doing approved ‘in-house’ research.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a chemistry related subject including forensic science, pharmacology and pharmacy.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or qualifications will also be considered.

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Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of job markets including:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • petrochemicals
  • polymers
  • food and drinks
  • liquid crystals
  • advance materials engineering
  • defence
  • teaching
  • finance and sales

Recent employers include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Pfizer
  • Alfa Aesar
  • Birds Eye.

Our strength lies in the relevance of our degrees to the real world. In all subject areas, we encourage you to recognise your transferable skills and its application to a multitude of careers. By taking an MRes in Chemistry you will benefit from the progressive development of a variety of skills, such as advanced laboratory techniques and critical analysis and synthesis of a breadth and depth of relevant chemistry-specific research.

Module Details

Core modules
  • Research Methods and Independent Study (20 cp)
  • Research Project (20 cp)
Optional modules

Choose two modules from the following:

  • Drug Detection, Analysis and Screening (20 cp)
  • Organic Synthesis and Characterisation of Biologically Active Compounds (20 cp)
  • Inorganic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule (20 cp)
  • Physical Properties of Solid-state and Nano-composite Materials (20 cp)
  • Computational Chemistry and Drug Design (20 cp)
  • Analytical Toxicology (20 cp)

Research project title examples

  • MRI contrast agents
  • Peptide-mineral interactions
  • Small Molecule Approaches to the Elucidation of Protein Function
  • Multiplexing
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Development of screenable essays

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