University of Reading

University of Reading

Chemical Research

The Department of Chemistry undertakes a wide range of cutting-edge research in all of the important branches of modern chemistry, together with a considerable number of collaborative interdisciplinary projects with colleagues from other departments and industrial organisations. These activities benefit from our state-of the- art Chemical Analysis Facility, which provides instrumentation in the areas of NMR, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, thermal analysis, electron microscopy and molecular spectroscopy. We are supported by strong links with international companies representing all sectors of the chemical industry. We have excellent relationships with organisations such as AstraZeneca, BP, Cytec, DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, Johnson Matthey, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Syngenta and Unilever. Industrial collaboration is one of our key strengths, and our research groups have worked on projects with a number of major organisations. Our MSc in Chemical Research will train you to undertake practical and theoretical research in your specialist area of chemistry with guidance from an experienced researcher. You will also follow a number of lecture courses which are selected to complement your project. • Excellent preparation for a career in research and development, or for a PhD • Hands-on training using instrumentation in our state-of-the-art Chemical Analysis Facility • Acquire specialist practical and theoretical knowledge in your chosen area of chemistry • Comprises two taught modules and a one-year research project • Aimed at graduates from chemistry or a related discipline.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Industry; private sponsorship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 18,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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0118 378 5289