UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This MSc programme provides a thorough grounding in all major aspects of chemistry and fluency in one of a range of languages. You will spend your fourth year abroad at a European university (we currently have links with institutions in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden) undertaking an advanced chemical research project. Graduates will be well placed to work in mainland Europe or as part of a multinational company.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to chemical principles; basic inorganic chemistry; basic organic chemistry; basic physical chemistry. Year 2 examples: Principles of inorganic chemistry; principles of organic chemistry; principles of physical chemistry. Year 3 examples: Literature project; advanced topics in inorganic chemistry; principles and methods of organic synthesis; advanced topics in physical chemistry. Year 4: Independent research project in a partner university.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
MSci (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB-AAAAA
  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-85%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 45
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

36% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 48%

Total Coursework: 26%

Total Practical: 26%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation