Taught course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please visit our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/group/catalysis

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide training on heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis theory, application, preparation and analysis.

Catalysis lies at the heart of many chemical processes, from living systems to large-scale industrial reactors. By understanding and applying catalysts, we can make processes faster, cleaner and more sustainable. Specialists in catalysis are particularly sought after in industry, as more efficient processes can lead to less waste and cost savings.

Our MSc in Catalysis will provide you with a sound foundation in catalysis theory and its applications. We will explore three branches of catalysis – heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological – and you will be given the opportunity to specialise in the area you are most interested in. You will be trained to use a range of laboratory equipment and techniques for testing and characterising catalysts.

Distinctive features:

  • Based on the research undertaken in the School of Chemistry and the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.
  • Available on a one-year full-time or three-year part-time basis.
  • Specialise in heterogeneous, homogeneous or biological catalysis for your research project.
  • Tailor the degree to your interests with our range of optional modules.
  • Opportunity to carry out research at an overseas partner university.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Tom Tatchell
+44 (0)29 2087 0759