Taught course

Chemical Research

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Biological and Chemical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent international qualification) in chemistry or a degree with a significant chemistry component. Applicants with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis, taking into account relevant background and related achievements.

English language requirements

All international students are required to provide evidence of their ability in English language.

The minimum level required for entry to our postgraduate programmes is:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) - 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing)
  • WELT (Warwick English Language Test) – BBC/BCC
  • TEEP (Test of English for Educational Purposes) – 6.5
  • Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English – B
  • Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English – C

For further information about our English language requirements please visit the QMUL international pages.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Chemical Research programme gives you the opportunity to acquire key research skills while conducting a large individual project in your chosen area of chemistry. It will provide comprehensive preparation for a research career in academia, as well as being a real asset if you wish to pursue alternative careers in industry or education.

You will receive training in a wide range of research techniques to enable you to build up a substantial profile of experimental skills so that you can tackle research projects with confidence. Typically this includes hands-on use of instrumentation for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatographic and vacuum systems, the manipulation of air-sensitive materials, and training in state-of-the-art scientific computing and modelling.

As well as completing a large-scale research project students will enrol for a small number of taught modules, consisting of lectures and seminars.

Highlights of this programme include:

Undertaking an in-depth individual research project, you will develop the skills necessary to investigate a new area of chemistry and present the results both verbally and in writing.

You will work in modern, well-equipped laboratories. Our new Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory and Laboratory of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry were opened in 2012.

We have links with chemical enterprises of all sizes, including Astra-Zeneca, GlaxoSmithKlyne, Pfizer and Syngenta.

Some members of staff in the School have set up spin-out companies where students have found employment or direct involvement with management.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Dissertation40 (30000 words)
Presentations20

Course contact details

Name
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Email
sbcs-pgadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 3328/5889