Taught course

Green and Sustainable Chemistry

University of Nottingham · School of Chemistry

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) with a significant chemical content.

IELTS: 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element

Months of entry


Course content

  • Learn about the latest developments in sustainable chemistry
  • Benefit from world class facilities and our strong links with industry
  • Study an interdisciplinary programme

Chemistry plays a key role in our search for better medicines to improve healthcare in an ageing population, for safer agrochemicals to aid food production for a growing population, and for advanced materials for new technologies. Our objective is to ensure that chemistry is sustainable.

This course trains a new generation of scientists to find innovative sustainable resource and energy-efficient solutions that have low environmental impact, demonstrate social responsibility and make a positive contribution to economic growth. You’ll cover many aspects of modern sustainable chemistry including:

  • feedstocks
  • energy
  • sustainable synthesis (including biocatalysis)
  • industrial process design

You will develop an excellent knowledge of contemporary methods of synthesis, analysis and process design optimised for both energy and reason mass efficiency.

You will also equip yourself with the tools to critically evaluate comparable reaction pathways and make decisions in the design of efficient chemical processes key to the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other chemical-using industries.

This programme is interdisciplinary. It capitalises on strong established links between the School of Chemistry, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Nottingham Business School to ensure you’re learning from the experts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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