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MSc Chemistry - Nottingham

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Nottingham Trent University
12 April 2011
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Masters Courses

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MSc Chemistry - Nottingham

Location: NottinghamCategories: Master CoursesDiscipline: ChemistryOrganisation: Nottingham Trent University

This course covers a diverse range of topical chemical research subjects and includes a research lead project.

Entry requirements

UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in chemistry related subject including forensic science, pharmacology and pharmacyApplicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be consideredInternational students need IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 560 or equivalent

Course length

One year full-time, two years part-time


The course enables you to further your knowledge of chemistry with a carefully put together range of core modules. You can expand your interest further by selecting from a wide range of optional modules. Additionally, you will benefit from working on a research project within one of the diverse range of internationally recognised research groups (alongside PhD students and post doctoral research fellows).

This is a new course which follows on from our well-established BSc Chemistry and MChem Chemistry cluster of programmes. Our staff were entered in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) and were ranked as 4* (world-leading). These results put chemistry research at NTU at the highest level and will inevitably appeal to potential students interested in furthering their studies in chemical sciences.

Outstanding facilities

As well as working and studying under the direction of world leading chemistry staff, our students will gain hands on experience of a variety of state of the art instrumentation including:
multi nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometory (NMR)mass spectrometrytransmission electron microscopy (TEM)scanning electron microscopy (SEM)confocal microscopysingle crystal X-ray diffractionpowder X-ray diffractiondynamic light scattering techniquesRaman spectroscopyinferred spectroscopyultraviolet spectroscopyhigh pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)size exclusion chromatography (SEC)automated flash chromatographyinductively coupled plasma elemental analysis and a variety of synthetic techniques including working under inert atmospheres.

Links with industry

We have links with scientists from AstraZeneca and Vectura who deliver some of the module content relevant to their work place. Other guest lecturers also present their research from a variety of other companies and universities.


Core modules

Organic Synthesis and Characterisation of Biologically Active Compounds (20 CP)Physical Properties of Solid-state and Nano-composite Materials (20 CP)Inorganic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule (20 CP)Research Methods and Independent Study (20 CP)Research Project (60 CP)

Optional modulesChemotherapeutics (20 CP),Drug Detection, Analysis and Screening (20CP)


This is a new programme however, our students have gone on to work in a wide variety of job markets including pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, polymer, food and drink, liquid crystals, advance materials engineering, ministry of defence, teaching, finance, sales and further academic studies. This course is also a good basis for going onto a PhD.


This course offers students the opportunity to take a one year placement following completion of the taught modules (nine months). The school of Science and Technology will work closely with students to help find them a placement advisor and strengthen their CV and interview techniques. During their placement year, an academic member of staff will visit them at least twice to check on their progress and offer any advice. On completion of the placement year students will submit a placement report and continue back at NTU for three months during which time they will complete their research project.

Contact details

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8351

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