Chemistry MSc

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Degree awarded: Master of Science

Duration: 12 Months. [Full-Time]

Entry requirements: The standard academic entry requirements for a Masters programme will be a minimum of a good 2(ii) UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in chemistry, analytical chemistry or other chemistry related disciplines.  Students possessing The University of Manchester BSc or MChem degree should not apply.

Contact email: pg.chemistry@manchester.ac.uk

Contact telephone: +44 (0) 161 275 1423

How to apply: Apply online

Course options

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Course description

This twelve month chemistry MSc is designed primarily for international students, either to act as a preparation for PhD studies or for students wishing to broaden their research experience and knowledge of chemistry within the context of the English language.

The programme consists of taught modules, worth a total of 90 credits, delivered in the first six months of the course followed by a substantial research project, also worth 90 credits.

The modules will include both analytical and synthetic topics and a research project from a wide range of areas may be selected.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £22,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Academic entry qualification overview: The standard academic entry requirements for a Masters programme will be a minimum of a good 2(ii) UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in chemistry, analytical chemistry or other chemistry related disciplines.  Students possessing The University of Manchester BSc or MChem degree should not apply.

English language: Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test less than 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 90 (with no less than 22 in each component).

English language test validity: Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course description

This twelve month chemistry MSc is designed primarily for international students, either to act as a preparation for PhD studies or for students wishing to broaden their research experience and knowledge of chemistry within the context of the English language.

The programme consists of taught modules, worth a total of 90 credits, delivered in the first six months of the course followed by a substantial research project, also worth 90 credits.

The modules will include both analytical and synthetic topics and a research project from a wide range of areas may be selected.

Aims

To provide students with essential skills in the characterisation of materials by spectroscopic, structural and analytical techniques. This will be achieved with reference to organic, organometallic and polymeric materials.

To give students an in-depth experience of chemical research through individual, extended Masters research projects.

To develop confidence in the use of English oral and written skills within a chemical context

Course units overview

Taught modules.

The taught modules cover a wide range of modern advanced chemistry and include aspects of:

Spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Organic Chemistry

Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry

X-Ray Diffraction and Solid State Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Project and Research skills

The taught modules will be delivered as lectures with extensive support from workshops and practical classes. The project and Research skills module will address issues of scientific report writing, presentation skills and database searching as a preparation for the research project.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

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