Taught course

Chemical Science (MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Chemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in chemistry or a closely related subject area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Chemical Science is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Chemistry. The course is designed for those students and professionals who have a degree in Chemistry or an allied subject.

It provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in modern chemical sciences and encourages them to explore research-led topics through a wide range of modules. Students can choose from a number of module options, allowing expanding fundamental knowledge of all areas of chemistry and/or specialisation in the area of interest.

Highlights

  • The aims of the programme include introducing modern chemical science concepts and techniques, exploring further advanced research-led topics through a range of optional modules and to equip you with analytical, critical, and communication skills.
  • A key aspect of the programme is undertaking a significant research project for your dissertation. This enables you to develop skills in one of many areas aligned with the research interests of the School of Chemistry, for example, catalysis, surface science, energy materials, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry or structural chemistry.

Teaching format

The course consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by a significant research project and dissertation (15,000 words) focused over the summer months.

Teaching methods include:

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical laboratory work
  • consultation sessions with supervisors.

Modules are assessed through coursework and/or written examinations. Typical class sizes range from around 5 students for seminars and tutorials and around 40 students for lectures.

Modules

Students will take three compulsory modules during the course and choose four optional modules in semester 1 and three optional modules in semester 2.

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
EU: £9, 000 Overseas: £21, 990

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
chempg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3800