Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Chemical Research

The programme comprises an advanced training in practical chemistry, with the aim of providing students with a high level of practical competence and an appropriate knowledge base in preparation either for a career in industrial chemical research or for study towards a PhD. The programme comprises 5 taught modules, each worth 20 CATS points; there is also a research-based training module (20 CATS points) and a triple-weighted, research-based project with dissertation (60 CATS points).

Entry requirements

A 2.2 BSc/MSci Honours degree or above in chemistry or a related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.0 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the university is required.

Course modules

Core modules may include: Advanced catalysis and reaction engineering; advanced inorganic chemistry; advanced oil and gas process engineering; advanced organic synthesis; advanced physical chemistry: kinetics and quantum theory; biological and pharmaceutical process engineering; drug design and molecular modelling; management and administration; options in applied, technical and macromolecular chemistry; synthesis of biological molecules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: Written examinations; continuous assessment; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 3 years
Full-time - 1 years
Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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