Postgraduate taught Masters

Our Masters courses are designed to provide training in state-of-the-art aspects of theory, practical techniques and applications.

Course content is recommended for graduates in chemistry and relevant chemistry-based disciplines, wishing to pursue a career in academia or industry. Courses are divided into two parts:

  • Part I - focus on developing theoretical and practical skills
  • Part II - focus on a significant research project

Available MSc courses


Catalysis has an important role in many processes, from living systems to large scale chemical manufacture. It's also central to addressing many of the grand challenges facing society, such as solving the energy crisis and protecting our environment. This course will provide training on heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis theory, application, preparation and analysis.

Catalysis course details

Biological Chemistry

The chemistry of biological processes is the basis of all life on the planet. By studying aspects such as biosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis, molecular biology and the principles of drug development, this course will develop an understanding of the pathways that are core to biological chemistry.

Biological Chemistry course details

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry is the chemistry that is  used in the discovery of new medicines. Although the techniques of medicinal chemistry are widely employed in the drug discovery industry, many of the same  principals can be applied to other problems in the chemical and life sciences.  By understanding the mechanisms of drugs action, new molecules can be developed  with improved pharmacological properties and reduced side effects.

Medicinal Chemistry course details

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