ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
As the basis of life and the way we live, chemistry will be key to 21st century medical and technological advances.This exciting and wide-ranging discipline occupies the central position among the sciences.
The work of chemists has a massive impact on the quality of life through the design, synthesis, evaluation and manufacture of a multitude of essential goods such as industrial and household materials, drugs, pesticides, clothing, food, and advanced materials with smart properties.There is a strong demand for skilled Chemists across the world: developing better drugs, improved materials and in ensuring a cleaner environment.
In semester one, you choose three modules from Forensic Science and Analytical Techniques, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 2, Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Hot Topics in Physical Chemistry, designed to give a broad and balanced understanding of the most important developments in modern chemistry.
In semester two, you use key research tools – such as on-line information retrieval – to learn about the background and the planning behind your chosen research project. In addition, you develop a specialist knowledge in an area of your choice through a selection of two modules from Advanced Topics in Molecular Medicine, Advanced Topics in Nanotechnology, Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry and Advanced Forensic Science and Toxicology. In semester three, you complete an advanced research project culminating in a Masterslevel thesis and an oral presentation of your research successes.
MSc Literature Project
Semester 1 – Any three modules chosen from
-Forensic Science and Analytical Techniques
-Advanced Organic Chemistry
-Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 2
-Advanced Analytical Chemistry
-Hot Topics in Physical Chemistry
Semester 2 – two modules chosen from
-Advanced Topics in Molecular Medicine
-Advanced Topics in Nanotechnology
-Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
-Advanced Forensic Science and Toxicology
Assessment is through examinations, reports and assignments, with a project dissertation at the MSc stage.
The MSc Chemistry degree is designed to enable you to learn at the forefront of the subject, where knowledge meets innovation and research leads to applications.The programme is highly flexible to suit your existing and developing interests and can be tailored to your own design, both in the module choices and in the subject of the research project. In developing research, synthetic and analytical skills, you become ready to shape tomorrow’s world. As a postgraduate member of the department, you have use of our extensive research library and computer facilities and can attend departmental research seminars and colloquia given by a variety of national and international researchers.