Our Chemistry MSc provides advanced training in modern chemistry. It will give you an overview of chemistry topics as practised in modern research. You will receive speciality training in areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry.
Through this course you will achieve a high level of research competence. The research project and dissertation will provide you with training in tackling and communicating the results of a significant research problem in chemistry.
You will also gain experience in relevant aspects of laboratory work, including COSHH and safety.
You will gain specialist knowledge and understanding through lectures, seminars and workshops. You will also have taught laboratory classes where you’ll perform carefully designed and tested experiments.
The course is delivered through the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. The School will provide personal study support throughout your course.
Your work is in chemistry laboratories using modern analytical equipment with access to computer clusters, specialist computer software, online resources, an extensive library and dedicated study areas. All teaching takes place at the university's campus in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has modern teaching and research facilities along with major research strengths in drug and medicinal chemistry. Our new teaching laboratories, costing £1.9 million, have recently opened.
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
Optional modulesOptional modules
You take optional modules to the value of 50 credits from the following list
- INU8001 Writing up primary research in Science and Engineering
- CHY8422 Further Organic Chemistry
- CHY8423 Research Challenges in Chemical Structure and Dynamics
- CHY8424 Catalyst Application and Design
- CHY8425 Further Inorganic Chemistry
- CHY8428 Applications of Physical Chemistry in Energy, Environmental, and Biological Research
- CHY8828 Bioactive Natural Products
- CHY8831 Main Group and Transition Metal Chemistry
- CHY8832 Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £10,200
Full time: £10,200
Full time: £21,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
At least a 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent in a chemistry related subject, such as:
- chemical technology
- applied chemistry
- industrial chemistry
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at 5.5)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.