Taught course

Materials Chemistry

University of Edinburgh · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a UK 2:1 university honours degree or its equivalent from outside of the UK in chemistry or a closely related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Materials Chemistry has emerged as an important sub-discipline within Chemistry. It cross-cuts the traditional Organic/Inorganic/Physical boundaries of Chemistry and overlaps many disciplines from Engineering to the Biosciences.

Materials chemists now have a leading role in areas such as microelectronics, polymer science, catalysis and nanotechnology. They also make an important contribution to areas of more traditional chemistry such as the pharmaceutical sector where understanding the 'physical properties' of intermediates and products is now recognised as essential in optimising the synthesis and properties of pharmaceutically active ingredients in medicines.

The degree consists of advanced lecture courses such as:

  • Properties & Reactions of Matter
  • Chemistry of Functional Materials
  • Physical Techniques in Action
  • Techniques and Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry

Information for international students

Chemistry Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships 2011/12. Three Scholarships, worth £3000 each, offered to overseas applicants. Visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/science-engineering

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Secretary
+44 (0) 131 650 4707