Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The MRes Chemical Research is ideal if you wish to further your research career or update your training. You will join an existing research group under the guidance of a supervisor, and spend the majority of time on an individually tailored research project in any of the Department?s current research areas that include some reference to chemical and biological sciences. You will also partake in group activities, including research colloquia and presentations, and attend advanced lectures on the theoretical and technical background to your chosen research area.

By the end of the programme, you will have acquired a firm grasp of recent advances in your field of study and be able to formulate a research or method development plan and carry out the appropriate literature and data searches. You will also be able to apply a critical and professional approach to data quality, carry out chemical manipulations and operate advanced equipment, and work safely and efficiently in a laboratory, carrying out risk assessments where appropriate.

This is a laboratory-based subject, which means individual contact between staff and students is frequent. Numerous opportunities exist and are created for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of your studies.

Start Date:

two to three days a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £9,780 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £15,720 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £9,780 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,890 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £7,860 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,890 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Minimum second-class honours degree in a scientific subject; less qualified students may be accepted, if they have appropriate work experience.
  • International entry requirements: Minimum second-class honours degree in a scientific subject; less qualified students may be accepted, if they have appropriate work experience. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.