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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course 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.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to familiarise students with the key strategies for the synthesis of organic compounds; to provide practise in identifying and applying such strategies; to exemplify the principles in the context of the synthesis of drug targets.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have at least a 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent in a chemistry related subject, such as: biochemistry, chemical technology, applied chemistry and industrial chemistry.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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