Chemical Research (MSc)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 8410 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18760 per year

All study options

About Chemical Research at University of Reading

This course prepares you for a career in research and development or for a PhD, as you gain specialist and theoretical knowledge in your chosen area of chemistry.

As a graduate from chemistry or a related discipline, you can use this research degree to train in practical and theoretical research within your specialist area of chemistry with guidance from an experienced researcher.

The main component of this course is a one-year research project. In addition to this, you will also take two taught modules in subjects that complement your project. Taught modules take the form of lectures, while you will receive individual supervision on your research project with regular one-to-one meetings with your supervisor.

A major focus of the course will be on practical methods and in developing and perfecting your research methods and skills. To this end, you will receive hands-on training using instrumentation in our state-of-the-art Chemical Anaylysis Facility, which features NRM, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, thermal analysis, electron microscopy and molecular spectroscopy.

Industrial collaboration is one of our key strengths, and our research groups have worked on projects with a number of major organisations. We therefore have strong links with international companies including AstraZeneca, BP, Cytec, DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, Johnson Matthey, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Syngenta and Unilever.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8410 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18760 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

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