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These modules are aimed at graduates or experienced practitioners who are interested in continuing their professional development (CPD) in the areas of biocatalysis and computational chemistry.

This approach to study is suitable for applicants who wish to further their workplace development and career and who are happy to study alongside our full-programme MSc students.

On completion, Cardiff University will award successful students a transcript of their postgraduate credits which could be used as evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) for professional body membership.  It may also be possible to put the credits towards a postgraduate qualification in a related subject - please contact us for details.

We have chosen not to advertise specific modules but instead we would be pleased to discuss your learning requirements on an individual basis. To help direct your enquiries we have provided below a flavour of the topics that we currently offer at postgraduate taught level:

  • Biocatalysis
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Industrial heterogeneous catalysis
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Catalyst design
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Drug development
  • Drug discovery
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Biosynthesis
  • Retrosynthetic analysis

Help and support

For an informal chat, or to discuss your individual learning requirements with an academic from Cardiff School of Chemistry, please contact Jonathan Bartley:

Dr Jonathan Bartley

Dr Jonathan Bartley

Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

+44 (0)29 2087 0745

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a good first degree (typically a 2:1 or equivalent), or equivalent work experience in a relevant chemistry-based discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University's English Language requirements.

In order to apply, you must provide us with certificates and transcripts relating to previous qualifications, a personal statement, and (where applicable) proof of your English language proficiency.

How to apply

Applicants should complete the module application and equal opportunities forms and return these to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Unit.

For more practical advice about module fees, timetable information and how to apply please contact the CPD Unit.

Standalone module application form

We aim to process your application as quickly as possible.

Equal opportunities monitoring form

To monitor the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy, we require applicants to provide the information outlined in this form.

Continuing Professional Development Unit