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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or international equivalent) in chemistry.

IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Months of entry


Course content

Usually studied over one year full-time, an MRes is a masters level research degree that is achieved through personal research to gain a high level of knowledge in a specific field of study. You may also take a research training programme and study taught modules relevant to your research topic.

During the course you’ll receive close support and guidance from one or more academic supervisors within the school. The research projects can be developed by you and your supervisors. You’ll join an active research group where you’ll receive training in advanced techniques, and use of state-of-the art equipment.

Recent past projects include:

  • Chemical Biology of Cancer Metabolism: Developing Molecular Tools
  • Green Approaches to the Manufacturing of Anti-Malarial Drugs
  • Hydrogen Electrochemistry in Unconventional Settings

You will undertake an original research project worth 120 credits. You’ll then study 60 credits of optional taught modules which will reflect our research areas. These currently include areas such as Biological and Medicinal Chemistry, Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Materials, Molecular Bonding and Spectroscopy, and Synthesis and Catalysis.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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