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MRes - Master of Research
Research Methods (Science) Chemistry (General)
The MRes Chemical Research is ideal if you wish to further your research career or update your training. You will join an existing research group under the guidance of a supervisor, and spend the majority of time on an individually tailored research project in any of the Department’s current research areas that include some reference to chemical and biological sciences. You will also partake in group activities, including research colloquia and presentations, and attend advanced lectures on the theoretical and technical background to your chosen research area.
By the end of the programme, you will have acquired a firm grasp of recent advances in your field of study and be able to formulate a research or method development plan and carry out the appropriate literature and data searches. You will also be able to apply a critical and professional approach to data quality, carry out chemical manipulations and operate advanced equipment, and work safely and efficiently in a laboratory, carrying out risk assessments where appropriate.
This is a laboratory-based subject, which means individual contact between staff and students is frequent. Numerous opportunities exist and are created for you to comment on, and take responsibility for, the direction of your studies.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Graduates can pursue careers in the health sector, toxicology, pharmaceuticals, academia and manufacturing. Possible professions include academic researcher, higher education lecturer, or analytical chemist. This degree can also be useful in becoming a forensic scientist or pharmacologist.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Minimum second-class honours degree (2:2) in a scientific subject; less qualified students may be accepted, if they have appropriate work experience. Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more