Taught course

Chemical Sciences

University of St Andrews · School of Chemistry

Entry requirements

A BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry or an allied subject, normally at 2.1 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Chemical Science 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.

Course highlights

  • The course offers a wide range of modules which allow students to develop skills in specialised areas.
  • The programme introduces modern chemical science concepts and techniques, exploring further advanced research-led topics through a range of optional modules to equip you with a range of analytical, critical and communication skills.
  • Students have access to major facilities across the full spectrum within the School of Chemistry including X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and NMR (both solution and solid state).

Teaching format

The MSc in Chemical Science is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Chemistry. The course consists of two semesters of taught courses, followed by a significant research project and dissertation (15,000 words) focused over the summer months.

Teaching methods include seminars, lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory work as well as 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 to 40 students for lectures.

Information for international students

International students are required to provide evidence of English-language ability such as IELTS grade 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of Scholarships offered by the University of St Andrews can be found here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 463800