Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Discoveries in chemistry research can improve lives and solve problems of global importance. This Chemistry MRes enables students to join a team of researchers aiming to address issues from environmental degradation to age-related illness, exploring the ways science can make peoples’ lives better.

Brighton researchers are experts in their field, with strengths in medicinal, environmental, materials and analytical chemistry research. Students will be attached to one or more of the univerity's research groups, working alongside postdoctoral and other postgraduate researchers with shared interests.

Working with a supervisor, students design and undertake a substantial research project which provides a real intellectual challenge and shows the relevance of scientific research to industry. In this way students are able to demonstrate their creativity and initiative, and gain advanced knowledge of techniques such as chromatography spectroscopy and electroanalysis, building confidence and independence as a researcher.

The university's journal club provides opportunities to explore and evaluate current scientific journal articles through presentations from guest speakers and student-led discussion.

Course structure

Study is divided between taught modules (40 credits) and a year-long research project (140 credits), which is supervised by a tutor. Lectures, interactive workshops and practical laboratory work advance students' chemistry knowledge, while specialist modules complements interests and career options.

The course is integrated within the wider research community, as the university host talks from visiting experts and a programme of seminars. The result is that Brighton students often publish research project findings in leading journals and have the chance to present at international conferences.

Visit the Chemistry MRes page on the University of Brighton website for more information about this course.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5, with no part below 6.0.

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the University of Brighton website for further information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644