MSc Materials Chemistry

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    1 year full time

Course Description

Materials Chemistry has emerged as an important sub-discipline within Chemistry. It cross-cuts the traditional organic/inorganic/physical boundaries of Chemistry and overlaps many disciplines from Engineering to the Biosciences.

Materials chemists now have a leading role in areas such as:

  • microelectronics
  • polymer science
  • catalysis
  • nanotechnology

They also make an important contribution to areas of more traditional chemistry such as the pharmaceutical sector.

Here, understanding the ‘physical properties’ of intermediates and products is now recognised as essential in optimising the synthesis and properties of pharmaceutically active ingredients in medicines.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in chemistry or a closely related discipline with a strong chemistry component e.g. chemical engineering or materials science.

We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant work experience and supportive references.

Applicants should have a strong chemistry background with at least three continuous years of chemistry subjects throughout their degree. We may accept fewer chemistry courses if applicants have a strong science background e.g. mathematics/physics.

Applicants should also have completed a minimum of first year university level mathematics, e.g. calculus or linear algebra.


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Module Details

You must take these courses
MSc Research Methods
MSc Dissertation in Chemistry (60 credits)
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry PGT
Advanced Materials Chemistry PGT

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