MSc Chemistry

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    12 months full-time

Course Description

At its most fundamental, chemistry is the ‘art’ of transforming one molecule into another. Our highly versatile Chemistry masters course is developed to allow you to direct your studies to specialised areas of chemistry. The course places strong emphasis on practical chemistry, complimented with focus on current topics in chemistry research. This enables the principles and theories of Chemistry learnt to be applied within a laboratory setting to solve real-world challenges.

Engagement with a wide range of Chemistry-related subjects is promoted, ensuring that the course is highly interdisciplinary and contains expertise from a range of specialisms, including Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Physics, Chemical Biology and Material Science. You will have the opportunity to be taught by experts across faculties, to gain the skills and knowledge to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

You will gain extensive hands-on practical experience within the laboratory by undertaking a practical skills module , and by carrying out an independent original research project. Optional modules may provide the chance to build up specialist knowledge in areas that align with your interests and career aspirations.

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in chemistry, or a chemistry related 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.

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Module Details

Compulsory modules
Extended Research Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses 90 credits
Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework) 20 credits
Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined) 20 credits
Practical Skills and Instrumental Analysis 20 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Metals and Alloys 15 credits
Ceramics, Polymers and Composites 15 credits
Nanomaterials 15 credits
Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (10 credits) 10 credits
Foundations of Chemistry Coursework (15 credits) 15 credits
Synthesis and Characterisation of Organic Molecules 15 credits
Advanced Colour Science 15 credits
Synthesis and Application of Polymers 15 credits
Physical Aspects of Food 10 credits
Colloid and Dairy Science 10 credits
Food Analysis 10 credits
Food Quality Assurance and Control 10 credits
Soft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals 15 credits
Soft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses 15 credits
Physics of Biological Systems 15 credits

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