Taught course

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

University of Central Lancashire · School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for this course are that a student must hold one of the following qualifications: honours degree of the level 2.2 or above from a United Kingdom university or its equivalent. degree or HNC or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work / life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from masters-level studies are especially welcome to apply,and may be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this course is to provide an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying modern aspects of organic chemistry.

This course blends a theoretical knowledge of advanced concepts in organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis with industrial applications but, unlike many masters level courses of this type, does not focus students on one particular application of organic chemistry e.g. medicinal chemistry. Instead it provides training, knowledge and a perspective of a broad range of chemical industries reliant upon organic chemistry. The theorectical aspects of the course are underpinned by an extensive series of laboratory classes. This cumulates in an 80 credit project whereby students have the opportunity to specialise an area of organic chemistry.

This course will appeal to graduates from chemisty and related disciplines and will provide excellent preparation for anyone wishing to find employment in any organisation where a knowledge of organic synthesis or analysis is important.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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