You can take this accredited MSc Chemistry degree as a one year full-time study option, or alternatively you can undertake this course as a one year full-time study with a year long work placement for the MSc Chemistry (Professional Practice) route.

Your satisfaction is very important to us so we make sure you’re taught by experts – the Chemistry team is comprised of academic and support staff that are subject experts in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, who have won awards and recognition for this aspect of their work.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time / 2 years full-time with one year placement / 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Organic Synthesis and Characterisation of Biologically Active Compounds (20 cp)
  • Physical Properties of Solid-state and Nano-composite Materials (20 cp)
  • Inorganic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule (20 cp)
  • Research Methods and Independent Study (20 cp)
  • Research Project (60 cp)
  • Chemotherapeutics (20 cp)
  • Drug Detection, Analysis and Screening (20 cp)

Example of project titles

  • Hydrogen storage
  • Supramolecular materials
  • Liquid crystals
  • Organic superconductors
  • Drug delivery devices
  • MRI contrast agents
  • Metal phosphonates
  • Ionic liquids as solvents for materials synthesis
  • Layered metal halide perovskites
  • Peptide-mineral interactions
  • Biomineralisation
  • Super-hydrophobic / hydrophilic surfaces
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Asymmetric Synthesis of P-Chirogenic Phosphines
  • Small Molecule Approaches to the Elucidation of Protein Function
  • Multiplexing, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Fluorescence Microscopy

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

Many graduates choose to undertake further study and this course provides a good basis for progressing onto a PhD.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A 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 other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

Please see our website for how to apply

Visit Website Request Information Add to Compare List

Key Information

Please see our website for how to apply

Visit Website
Request Information
Add to Compare List

University Hub

Nottingham Trent University

More Information