University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The aim of this course is to provide a satisfying experience of learning and studying aspects of organic chemistry, this course blends a theoretical knowledge of advanced concepts in organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis with industrial applications but does not focus students on one particular application of organic chemistry (e.g. medicinal chemistry), instead it provides training, knowledge and a perspective of a broad range of chemical industries reliant upon organic chemistry, the theorectical aspects of the course are underpinned by an extensive series of laboratory classes, this cumulates in a project whereby students have the opportunity to specialise an area of organic chemistry, this course will appeal to graduates from chemisty and related disciplines and will provide excellent preparation for anyone wishing to find employment in any organisation where a knowledge of organic synthesis or analysis is important.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent; or relevant professional qualifications plus relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; organic synthetic methods; separation science; mass spectrometry; molecular spectroscopy; applications in synthesis; project.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed by both coursework and examination. To ensure that students do not have an excessive amount of assessment at any 1 time, the coursework assessment will take place uniformly throughout the course, semester 1 of the course is designed to ensure that students have the basic skills needed to obtain an MSc, it is important that students enhance the skills they have that will be of benefit when they gain employment after the course. The main skills that students will enhance will be presentational skills; report writing; independent working; and problem solving.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

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