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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

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.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to increase understanding of key synthetic organic transformations; to develop knowledge of spectroscopic techniques for the study of organic molecules; to use spectroscopic data for structure determination of organic molecules; to recognise practical constraints in the design of synthetic procedures; to develop skills in key experimental techniques, including chromatography.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent in: chemistry or a closely related topic: chemical biology; biochemistry; chemical technology; applied chemistry; 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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