Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in Chemistry, or a Chemistry related subject.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Chemistry degree is a highly-versatile course allowing you to direct your studies to specialised areas of chemistry. The course places strong emphasis on practical chemistry and focuses on current topics in chemistry research.

You will gain extensive hands-on practical experience within the laboratory with a practical skills module that provides tuition in essential practical and analytical procedures and carry out an independent original research project.

The practical and analytical skills gained, together with the reporting of the data generated, are essential abilities that enhance employability within the Chemical Sciences industries.

You will study compulsory modules on advanced topics in chemistry and laboratory skills for chemists, as well as undertaking a 90-credit extended laboratory project.

This will be complemented with a choice of optional modules, allowing you to gain specialist knowledge in a topic that suits your career plans or personal interests. Topics available to study may include polymer chemistry, food science, chemical engineering, atmospheric chemistry and colour chemistry, amongst others.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
chem.msc@leeds.ac.uk