University of York

University of York

Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills in green chemistry and green chemical technology to prepare you for a range of different careers in research, process development, environmental services, manufacturing, law, consultancy and government. Delivered via a combination of lectures, workshops and practical sessions, the MSc programme lasts for 12 months. In addition to academic experts in the field, lectures are also given by external visitors from related industries, ensuring that the course content is both up to date and relevant. Taught modules cover the Principles, Applications and Commercialisation of Green Chemistry, as well as providing opportunities to enhance your transferable skills via a range of outreach activities. Students are able to choose from a range of project areas in order to carry out research in their area of interest.

Entry requirements

The requirements for entry to the in green chemistry is at least a 2.2 degree (or an overseas equivalent) in a chemistry/science related subject. Entry requirements can also take into account relevant prior work experience. One of the important requirements is knowledge/experience in organic chemistry. We have had students from a range of academic backgrounds on the course.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of green chemistry; application of green chemistry, commercialisation of green chemistry, transferable skills.

Assessment methods

The research project module is assessed by a substantial written report by each student, a PAG report and an oral presentation on your individual research.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Chemistry Graduate Office
Telephone number: 
01904 322567