Taught course

Chemistry

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You need a BSc(Hons) 2:1 or equivalent in chemistry or a chemistry-related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On our MSc you'll have the freedom to choose from 20 different optional lecture topics across organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Current topics range from metals in medicine and enzyme catalysis, to graph theory and quantum chemistry, to polymer architectures and nanochemistry.

In the lab, our researchers will teach you advanced research skills, and you’ll spend around one-third of your time working on your own research project. You’ll choose the topic and you’ll be based in one of our world-class research groups, developing skills and expertise that can help you stand out in the graduate job market.

You'll take part in a research training programme that teaches you how to interpret and evaluate scientific literature, and communicate scientific topics in presentations and posters. You will also complete two practical projects – one on computational chemistry and one on synthetic chemistry.

Graduates from this course go on to work in the chemical industry or in other scientific roles. Some of the biggest employers of our students are pharmaceutical companies, where chemists develop new medicines, and consumer goods companies, where they make many of the products you see on supermarket shelves. You can also go behind the scenes, creating the chemicals and materials that make industrial-scale manufacturing possible.

This course is also great preparation for a PhD in chemistry.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
chem-pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 9521