Chemical Research (Green Chemistry)

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to develop knowledge and skills in research techniques and methodologies, specifically focused on environmentally sustainability.

Course Description

On this MSc you will explore modern approaches to chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances; in other words, how technologically important chemistry can be carried out without harm to the environment. You will consider waste minimisation and atom efficiency, solvent selection, and catalytic and energy efficient processes.

You will study the major methods of separation, purification, and characterisation of compounds and learn how to propose a possible synthetic routes for almost any chemical. You will also be introduced to the wider political and environmental issues which impact on the chemical industry today, not least the legislation and control of hazardous substances.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year

Professor Eric Hope
+44 (0)116 252 2100

Department of Chemistry website

Why Leicester?

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester has state-of-the-art facilities and strong industrial and international collaborations, ensuring that our research is cutting edge and addresses topical issues.

Our Masters graduates leave us with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to play leading roles in industry, business or in the world of academic research.

Course Structure

  • Modules

    Plus your Research Project

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, independent work, group and team work, supervised study and directed reading. Assessment is a mixture of written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral exam (viva voce), oral presentations and written project reports.

All of our courses are linked to Blackboard, the University’s online learning environment which gives you access to lecture notes, self-test exercises, supplementary information and background literature.

Entry Requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and Funding

  • Starting in September 2016

    • £7,500
  • Starting in September 2016

    • £17,465

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Chemical Research (Green Chemistry) MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Chemical Research (Green Chemistry)
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year

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