Taught course


The University of Manchester · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

We require a UK bachelor's degree with a second class (2.2) classification or the international equivalent in Chemistry. Candidates should demonstrate a background in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical/laboratory chemistry.

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

If you have been out of education for more than two years, please contact us before applying to enquire about your eligibility for this course. Please also provide details of any relevant work experience since leaving education.

Months of entry


Course content

This twelve month chemistry MSc is designed as a preparation for PhD studies or for students wishing to broaden their research experience and knowledge of chemistry.

The programme consists of taught modules, worth a total of 90 credits, delivered in the first six months of the course followed by a substantial research project, also worth 90 credits.

The taught modules in Semester 1 will cover all areas of chemistry at core and advanced level. In addition a module specially designed to improve scientific language, research and presentation skills will be available. In the second semester students can choose six from a broad range of nine taught modules covering advanced chemistry topics. The research project is chosen from a wide range of world-leading research groups within the department with the work being carried out within the individual research group laboratories.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Chemistry
+44 (0) 161 543 4021