Taught course

Green Chemistry: Engineering, Energy and the Environment

Imperial College London · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Degree in Physical Sciences (usually Chemistry) - first class or upper second class. Selection by interviews to be held January to June each year.

Months of entry


Course content

Chemistry plays a pivotal role in determining the quality of modern life. The chemicals industry and other related industries supply us with a huge variety of essential products, from plastics to pharmaceuticals. However, these industries have the potential to seriously damage our environment.

This has resulted in a growing demand from society for a reduced reliance on fossil fuels, and for greener manufacturing processes. There is also a need for future innovations to be built on more sustainable foundations.

Green chemistry therefore serves to promote the design and efficient use of environmentally benign chemicals and chemical processes.

This course is designed to introduce you to all aspects of sustainable chemical practices, with nine months dedicated to a research project in a green chemistry area.

Graduates of this course can expect to have all the necessary skills and experience to apply green chemical technologies in either commercial or academic laboratories, the research project in particular equipping them admirably for PhD studies.

Information for international students

EU students may apply for scholarships. Other international students must pay tuition fees which include costs associated with their project.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Oral presentation5

Course contact details

Dr James Wilton-Ely
+44 (0) 20 7594 9718
+44 (0) 20 7594 5804