Taught course


University of Brighton · School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree in Chemistry or a related subject. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be accepted. Applications for accreditation of prior (experiential) learning will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Discoveries in chemistry research improve lives and solve global problems, and this course - undertaken as part a collaborative multidisciplinary team - looks towards solving a diverse range of real problems, from ageing to environmental remediation.

The MRes qualification is designed for students looking to undertake a postgraduate qualification that incorporates a greater level of research activity than a taught MSc, either with a focus on preparing for a PhD, or on applying transferable research methodologies to industry roles.

You’ll have the chance to develop advanced knowledge of techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy and electro-analysis, and benefit from working in specialist laboratories in our new Huxley building. Supervisor feedback will help you develop as a chemist, and the combination of both self-evaluated activities and tutor-based support will serve to enhance your employability.

This course offers a window into modern chemistry research that moves beyond studying chemistry as an isolated subject, and into creating real-world solutions alongside subject specialists from microbiology, pharmacology, cell biology, environmental sciences and beyond.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Lizzy Ostler
+44 (0)1273 642 090