Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This programme gives you the opportunity to acquire key research skills while conducting a large individual project in your chosen area of chemistry. It will provide comprehensive preparation for a research career in academia, as well as being a real asset if you wish to pursue alternative careers in industry or education.

You will receive training in a wide range of research techniques to enable you to build up a substantial profile of experimental skills so that you can tackle research projects with confidence. Typically this includes hands-on use of instrumentation for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatographic and vacuum systems, the manipulation of air-sensitive materials, and training in state-of-the-art scientific computing and modelling.

This programme provides a comprehensive preparation for students wishing to progress onto a research career (bridging the gap between a typical lecture-dominated programme of an undergraduate degree and the research intensive PhD degree), but the qualification can also be a real asset for those wishing to pursue other careers in industry, or in education. Training is given in a wide range of techniques enabling students to build up a substantial portfolio of experimental skills and, therefore, feel confident in tackling more extended research and development projects.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,050 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry or a degree with a significant chemistry component. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis, taking into account relevant background and related achievements.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) - 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing); WELT (Warwick English Language Test) - BBC/BCC; TEEP (Test of English for Educational Purposes) - 6.5; Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English - B; Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English - C.
  • IELTS score: 6.5