Research course


The University of Manchester · School of Chemistry
MSc by research

Entry requirements

This programme of research is for one year full-time or two years part-time study. You will require a minimum of a Lower Second class UK honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline. Your research area can be chosen from Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomolecular Science, Biotechnology, Gene Expression, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Structural Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is a standard one year, full time structure consisting of and research elements of study. Taught units equivalent to 45 credits and dissertation project equivalent to 135 credits are undertaken. The research project will be supervised by a member of academic staff and the project can be undertaken in any of the main research areas including Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical and Theoretical.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Chemistry
+44 (0)161 543 4026