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Why study with us

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9th in the UK for research output

In the latest REF research assessment exercise.

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Professionally accredited

All our taught master's degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Quality research facilities

Following over £20 million investment, our facilities provide a superb environment for excellence.

One of the many reasons I chose to study the MSc in Catalysis at Cardiff University is the Cardiff Catalysis Institute. The CCI is a world renowned centre for research offering degrees that give you the freedom to investigate a cutting-edge topic in depth amongst leading researchers with truly first-class facilities. The course is taught by experts in their fields, bringing in-depth knowledge and heaps of enthusiasm. The chemistry department itself is fantastically organised, providing support from the moment the course begins.
Joseph Burnett, MSc Catalysis

Our talks

An introduction to our taught master's degree programmes

Dr Tom Tatchell, Education and Students Manager, shares all you need to know about postgraduate study at the School of Chemistry including career opportunities for graduates, contact hours for our taught degree programmes, the differences between undergraduate and postgraduate study, and more.

Jonathan Bartley, Course Leader for the Catalysis MSc, talks you through what you can expect in conjunction with our Cardiff Catalysis Institute, one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis.

Catalysis (MSc)

Jonathan Bartley, Course Leader for the Catalysis MSc, talks you through what you can expect in conjunction with our Cardiff Catalysis Institute, one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis.

Dr Michaela Serpi explains how medicinal chemistry is a rapidly developing science concerned with the chemistry underpinning the design, discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals.

Medicinal Chemistry (MSc)

Dr Michaela Serpi explains how medicinal chemistry is a rapidly developing science concerned with the chemistry underpinning the design, discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals.

Dr Niklaas Buurma covers how this course will prepare you for a range of research careers in universities, government agencies and science companies all over the world.

Advanced Chemistry (MSc)

Dr Niklaas Buurma covers how this course will prepare you for a range of research careers in universities, government agencies and science companies all over the world.

For more helpful videos by staff and students, head to our YouTube channel and our 'Postgraduate chemistry at Cardiff' playlist.

Courses

Advanced Chemistry (MSc)

Full time

This course will prepare you for a range of research careers in universities, government agencies and science companies all over the world.

Catalysis (MSc)

Full time, Part time

Build a sound foundation in catalysis theory and applications with Cardiff Catalysis Institute, one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis.

Medicinal Chemistry (MSc)

Full time, Part time

Medicinal chemistry is an exciting and rapidly developing science concerned with the chemistry underpinning the design, discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals.

Catalysis in the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Science, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

Chemical Biology (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Chemical Biology, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

Chemistry (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The research carried out within the School of Chemistry is diverse and encompasses both fundamental and applied themes.

Inorganic Chemistry (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Inorganic Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

Organic Synthesis (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Organic Synthesis, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study.

Physical Organic Chemistry (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Physical Organic Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

Solid State Materials (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Solid State and Materials Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

The programme has been very involving and interesting and the lecturers have all been supportive and patient, and have always made time to see me when I've needed help. I've made a lot of friends and I've loved every minute of being at the School of Chemistry.
Manita Kalsey, MSc Medicinal Chemistry

Our School and students

Our School has a world-class reputation for research excellence, with a vibrant and diverse community of postgraduate students. Explore our facilities and find out more about our School and research, including the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.

Rebekah shares her experiences as a postgraduate chemistry student

MChem and PhD student, Rebekah Taylor, explains why she chose to study chemistry at Cardiff and shares some useful advice for students who are considering studying with us, including information about student support, the skills she gained during her degree and the city of Cardiff.

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Take a 360 tour

Have a look around our facilities and beyond campus with our 360 tour.

Facilities

Facilities

From the latest analytical techniques to expert scientific workshop capabilities, these facilities underpin all of our activities.

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Recent publications

Explore our publications for detail of how we're addressing some of the most significant issues of the 21st century.

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Cardiff Catalysis Institute

We are improving the understanding of catalysis, developing new catalytic processes with industry and promoting its use as a sustainable technology.