UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Studying for an MPhil at UCL Chemistry means joining a thriving department along with a large cohort of researchers working alongside academics and, potentially, industry. The department has wide-ranging links with science and technology industries offering excellent prospects for employability. The department offers a broad range of research themes across physical, organic, inorganic and computational chemistry, specific departmental strengths. UCL Chemistry has excellent facilities, a large research staff and postgraduate research cohort spanning a broad range of cutting-edge science and the department is situated in the heart of the UCL campus. There are very strong interdisciplinary links with other departments, including the London Centre for Nanotechnology and extensive collaborations with industry.

The research areas: Biocatalysis and synthetic biology; Bionanotechnology; Chemical biology and drug discovery; Chemical modification and synthesis of proteins and complex peptides; Chemical sensors and gas-phase electrochemistry; Chemistry in interstellar space; Computational chemistry, from materials simulations to quantum dynamics; Computational chemistry - biomolecular simulations and drug design; Development of chemical probes for biological systems; Development of synthetic methodology for organic synthesis; Gas-phase reactions of ions and molecules related to atmospheric chemistry; Industrial materials; New synthetic methods for inorganic materials; Thin film growth and analysis; Surface solid-state science; ultrafast molecular dynamics and coherent control.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,210 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £5,210 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £24,250 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,605 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,605 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £12,110 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a UK Master?s degree in Chemistry, or an MSci or MChem with upper second-class Honours, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.