For entry on to the MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
As one of the first disciplines to be established at the University, the School of Chemistry has always maintained its position as one of the leading research centres in the UK, while retaining a friendly, open and relaxed environment. We are one of the top 10 Schools of Chemistry in the country, according to the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) with 98% of our research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our research quality was also ranked in the top five. Our research work is financed by multi-million pound grant holdings, won competitively from sources such as the National Research Councils, the Royal Society, charitable trusts (including Wellcome and Leverhulme Trusts and the Wolfson Foundation), industrial companies and the European Union. Key research in the School includes biological, synthetic, materials, nanoscience and forensic chemistry. Our research represents each of the three core branches of chemistry, but is also highly cooperative across them, resulting in three principal research themes. Synthetic Chemistry research includes: methodology and target molecule synthesis; synthesis of functional materials and supramolecular chemistry; organometallics and polymerisation catalysts; biological chemistry and unnatural amino acids; mechanism and physical organic chemistry. Physical and Analytical Chemistry research encompasses: fundamental theory; calculation and simulation of molecular dynamics; advanced multidimensional laser spectroscopy; biophysics; development of ‘smart’ polymers and biosensors; nanoscience for imaging and energy materials. Biophysical Chemistry research involves: protein biochemistry and the development and application of biophysical methods for studying biomolecules. These include: novel magneto-optical spectroscopies; NMR; protein electrochemistry; high resolution structural methods; native mass spectrometry. We pride ourselves on our collaborative spirit. This has led to strong interactions not only across the three principal themes, but also with the School of Pharmacy, the other Science Schools, and the research institutes on the Norwich Research Park.
Information for international students
English entry requirements are: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all components) or equivalent qualification.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Service
- +44 (0) 1603 591 709