MSc Chemistry Students

Welcome to your new MSc Chemistry course.  We hope that all the necessary information to help with your arrival is located on this page however please don't hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.


Welcome Week

The University's Welcome Week runs from 18th to 22nd September 2017.  There will be plenty of activities for new students to take part in around the University campus.  

Your welcome to Chemistry will take place at the Chemistry building from 10:00 on Thursday 21st September.  

A full schedule of the day can be found here: MSc_welcome_timetable.‌

Get Ready

You will be sent information by the University to help you get prepared and settle into life in Manchester.

We have also added some of our own advice on how to be successful throughout your course.

  • Read our tips for studying - written by academic staff as well as former students


The University offers an Orientation programme, and it is strongly advised by the university that International Students attend. 

Orientation events will start on Thursday, 14 September and end on Sunday, 17 September.

Core presentations will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, giving you crucial information about your new life and study in Manchester.

There will also be workshop sessions that will allow you to find out more about key topics such as healthcare and immigration.

More information and booking form for the event can be found here.

Help with Studying in English

All students who don't speak English as their first language are highly recommended to take the online English Diagnostic Test.

The test covers areas such as grammar, depth of vocabulary and general writing skills. This will help the University in knowing what level a student is currently at and what help they will require. More information and the test can be found here.

Getting a low mark in the test will not cause you problems, and free help will be made available to those students who may need it.

Other help available to students can be found on the University's English Language website.

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