University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Science (Research)

This programme offers the opportunity to gain a qualification by following a structured course of scientific research. It represents an important route to postgraduate research and is closely linked with MPhil and PhD programmes of work currently running in the School. Students can select from a wide range of theory courses appropriate to their individual research topic across the disciplines of the chemical and life sciences. The programme comprises taught courses (60 credits) and a research project (120 credits) and is suitable for students who want to gain a postgraduate research qualification or strengthen their practical skills. The research project may be partially assessed by the publication of an original paper rather than a traditional thesis. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into the mechanics of research from both the literature and experimental perspectives. On successful completion of the programme, students are able to critically assess the primary research literature in depth, and appreciate the significance of the economic, environmental and social impact of research and development in a competitive industrial world. They can also design and carry out experiments to test hypotheses, and compose and present scientific information for publication purposes. The university has an extensive network of overseas contacts, with staff based in, or regularly visiting, some 40 to 50 countries. Overseas students are able to obtain an MSc by Research by attending classes for three to four months in the UK, with a project based and supervised in their own country, subject to approval by the the School of Science.

Entry requirements

A related degree is required. Further entry requirements are available on request.

Course modules

Research areas include: analytical informatics and chemometrics; biomarker profiling; biomaterials; cell biology and intracellular gene delivery; medicinal chemistry and drug-delivery systems; nanotechnology; mass spectrometry; pharmaceutical materials science; biotechnology; GIS and remote sensing; chemostratigraphy and inorganic forensic fingerprinting; geography - sustainable development; landscape ecology and non-aqueous phase liquid contamination of aquifers; palaeoenvironmental analysis; solar energy conversion and hydrogen production.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation or a published original research paper.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 8,750 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 11,275 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 8,750 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

Key information

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