Chemical Research (Green Chemistry) - MSc

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two years part-time

Start Dates

September each year.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a lower second class honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related discipline. Overseas applicants will, in addition, be required to satisfy an English Language requirement.



Home/EU: £5,470
International: £16,715

Course aims

The MSc in Green Chemistry explores modern approaches to chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances i.e. ways in which technologically important chemistry can be carried out without harm to the environment. It includes such concepts as waste minimisation and atom efficiency, solvent selection, and catalytic and energy efficient processes. It aims to develop research, synthetic and analytical skills for careers in the chemical industry or further research leading to a PhD.

The course has been tailored to meet the demands of graduating chemists who wish to further their training in chemical research or who wish to use this qualification as a route into a PhD programme. The course is designed to match the professional demand for highly-skilled personnel in industry and provides specific training in core areas of chemistry as well as specialised expertise in Green Chemistry.

Course modules

  • Characterisation methods
  • Synthetic methods
  • Green chemistry
  • Research methodology
  • Research project

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching is through a combination of lectures, workshops, independent work, group and team work, supervised study and directed reading. Assessment is through written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral examination (viva voce), oral presentations and written project reports.

Find out more about this course on the Department of Chemistry website


Professor E Hope
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F: 0116 252 3789

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