Chemical Research (Physical 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 physical chemistry.

Department
Chemistry

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Professor Sergey Piletsky
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Course description

Course description

This MSc reflects the huge breadth and diversity in research and the application of physical chemistry and physical chemistry techniques, providing you with training and study in the concepts and techniques of physical chemistry, tailored to your own particular research interests.

This full-time postgraduate degree comprises tutorials, lectures and six months of intensive practical work, before undertaking a five-month independent research project. As well as developing your core knowledge of physical chemistry, you will learn how to critically analyse research data and research publications, and how to communicate scientific concepts and processes. Your research dissertation will be a major part of the course, enabling you to draw on the academic and applied research conducted at Leicester, in topics such as electrochemistry, interfacial properties, materials, atmospheric chemistry, gas-phase spectroscopy and microscopy.

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Entry requirements

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

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed.

As an indication of what you might pay, the fee for students who started in September 2018 was:

  • £7,835

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Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed.

As an indication of what you might pay, the fee for students who started in September 2018 was:

  • £19,070

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

A postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future. Like you, we are keen that your investment pays off. There is no doubt that studying for a postgraduate qualification can help your career prospects – you will gain the deeper knowledge and high-end skills and that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Modules

Modules

Plus your MSc 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.

Why Leicester?

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.

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.

Teaching and learning

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.

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