University of Surrey

University of Surrey


The course is heavily research-based, with 75 per cent of the 180 total credits for the degree gained during the extended research project. The remaining 25 per cent of credits are collected through a taught component (3 taught modules, each around 30-45 contact hours and 105-120 self-study hours).

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a related discipline; possibly an informal interview; candidates for whom English is not their 1st language are normally required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum component score of 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Extended research project; management, communication and IT skills. Optional modules (choose 2): Advanced spectroscopy; biomolecules and medicinal chemistry; advanced topics in organic chemistry; advanced topics in inorganic chemistry; advanced topics in physical chemistry; advanced polymer materials and nanotechnology; advanced medicinal chemistry; advanced methods in forensics.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework, written examinations, workshops, practical examinations and a project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 12 months
MRes Full-time - 12 months
MRes Full-time - 12 months
MRes Full-time - 12 months
MRes Full-time - 12 months
MRes Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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