Taught course

Advanced Organic Chemistry

University of East Anglia · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Open to students with a good first degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related science component.

Months of entry


Course content

Organic chemistry underpins areas of the industry where contemporary research demands advanced training beyond an honours degree level. This course is therefore designed for both Chemistry graduates and those with degrees in combined sciences that include a chemistry subject who seek to pursue a career in the industry.


This course will enhance the student’s understanding of the subject of Chemistry, provide realistic training in experimental chemistry, and perfect skills in underlying aspects of organic chemistry, such as organic reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and synthetic strategy.


Through a series of advanced lecture courses, problem solving classes, advanced laboratory exercises and a part-year laboratory research project, students of this course will attain a professional level of knowledge in key aspects of Organic Chemistry. Typically you will take 9 tested general level and advanced level lecture courses and 3 - 4 problem solving classes. The research project will be assessed through a written dissertation and oral examination.


There has been a committed tradition of postgraduate lecture courses in the School of Chemistry at UEA. The MSc Advanced Organic Chemistry builds on such expertise and provides an in-depth understanding of industrially relevant applications.


The areas studied within this course are specifically selected to enhance your training on techniques and subjects needed by the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine organic chemical industries.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components); PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

Faculty of Science Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Science scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the following subject areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515