Taught course

Chemistry and Sustainability

University of Sheffield · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in chemistry or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop the specialised chemistry skills required for a sustainable future by businesses, academia, and society. You'll study and learn fundamental industrial processes, cutting-edge sustainability technologies, and environmental and green chemistry.

Course description

This course is designed for graduates who want to use and enhance their chemistry skills to contribute to creating a sustainable world.

You’ll gain expert understanding of how different organisations, and society at large, can manufacture products in a more sustainable way, adopt green technologies, and use and produce energy more efficiently. You'll develop a real understanding of the impact that human activities have on the environment and how to mitigate these effects.

We offer curriculum of specialist modules that cover environmental and green chemistry, key industrial processes and the latest sustainability technologies to minimise our energy consumption. There are optional modules on major topics in modern chemistry including nanochemistry, photochemistry and advanced materials.

As part of the course, you'll learn how to communicate and explain sustainability issues to experts and non-specialists alike, to make them aware of the sustainability challenges that our planet is facing and to drive change for a sustainable world.

Researchers will teach you advanced research skills and you'll spend around one-third of your course working on your own research project, either individually or as a part of a team. You'll choose the topic and be based in one of our world-class research groups, developing skills and expertise that will make you stand out in the graduate job market.

The course includes contributions from the renowned University of Sheffield’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, a leading interdisciplinary research centre.

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 our website

Fees and funding

Please see our University website for fees and funding information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions tutor
+44 114 222 9500