Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates with a minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.

Successful applicants will be interviewed by the proposed research project supervisor and a member of the MRes programme team or another appropriate member of chemistry staff.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

The focus of the MRes in Chemistry is learning through substantial "hands-on" research training along with completion of a final written thesis. Alongside this are modules of research-led teaching, to compliment the chosen chemistry research discipline.

On the MRes Chemistry programme, learning is facilitated through hands-on research training and the completion of a final written thesis. You will experience research-led teaching to compliment your chosen Chemistry research discipline which will derive from organic, inorganic, physical and chemical biology subject areas, along with the teaching of relevant research techniques.

The MRes in Chemistry programme provides the opportunity for you to acquire postgraduate-level research and employability skills across a range of disciplines within Chemistry, providing a strong background for a research career in either academia or industry or for further study (PhD).

Chemistry at Keele conducts internationally recognised fundamental research in many areas, ranging across the traditional core subsets of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and chemical biology. As a postgraduate student on the MRes in Chemistry course, you will benefit from our expertise in these areas and our collaborative research links within academia and industry.

Information for international students


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component . The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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