University of Leeds, School of Chemistry

Introduction

A key strength of the University of Leeds, School of Chemistry is the delivery of outstanding postgraduate training. Our students are a vital and integral component of our community.

Our size and inclusive structure make for an outstanding, supportive and friendly environment with our postgraduates at the centre of everything we do.

It is our goal to help you, as a student, to become one of the people who makes the next big advances in chemistry. We are proud of the success of our postgraduates who progress to positions in academic, industrial and commercial organisations across the globe.

Our pledge to help you realise your ambitions and career aspirations is based on a strong track record of research. You will find peaks of excellence in atmospheric chemistry, medicinal chemistry, laser spectroscopy, organic synthesis, and colour and polymer chemistry.

As an outstanding centre of excellence for chemistry, you will be studying with some of the best minds in their field. We also guarantee that you will have the extensive support and facilities to allow you to get the most out of your time here at Leeds.

Develop your full potential

A Masters is an award one level higher than a Bachelors degree and can be completed within one year of full time study (12 months). Our Masters courses are organised into taught modules within which you will be assessed and in addition, you will also be required to write a research dissertation or project.

When you choose to study a Masters at Leeds’ School of Chemistry you will benefit from the use of our excellent facilities, our exceptional student support and a welcoming atmosphere, all of which serves to nurture your learning potential.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships are available, please enquire for more information. If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary.

Teaching and research of the highest quality

The University of Leeds is well known globally for the quality of its education and research, and our degrees are recognised by employers and universities worldwide. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, our School of Chemistry was confirmed as one of the top departments, being ranked 4th in the UK for research impact.

All of our Masters courses are strongly linked to our research groups which means that you will be taught by staff who are actively engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice.

A wide range of career opportunities

Our strong connections with industry ensure that our courses are up-to-date and in line with employer needs which means that on graduation you will be ideally placed to pursue a science related career of your choosing in industry or progress to a research degree.

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Chemical Process Research and Development

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This course aims to provide students from a Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related science and engineering background, with an advanced knowledge of chemical process research and development. [+]

This course aims to provide students from a Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related science and engineering background, with an advanced knowledge of chemical process research and development.

The course is centred in the Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD), a key interdisciplinary institute, which links the School of Chemistry and School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds.

In keeping with iPRD's emphasis, the entire course is industrially relevant, and much of it is industrially led, including extensive use of seminars and workshops by industrial speakers.

A major part of the MSc course is an extensive research project which will normally be jointly supervised by a chemist and a chemical engineer. Many research projects are industrially sponsored and some can be carried out in industrial laboratories when advantageous to do so.... [-]


MSc Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This programme aims to meet the needs of the fine chemicals, cosmetics, biomaterial, polymers, surface coatings and colorant industries for well-trained, enthusiastic employees having a breadth of practical and academic skills at an advanced level, providing you with advance knowledge and research skills in colour science and in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants. [+]

This programme aims to meet the needs of the fine chemicals, cosmetics, biomaterial, polymers, surface coatings and colorant industries for well-trained, enthusiastic employees having a breadth of practical and academic skills at an advanced level, providing you with advance knowledge and research skills in colour science and in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants.

The MSc will equip you with skills including planning experimentation and processes, synthesis, characterisation and application aspects, alongside a broad range of generic skills such as problem-solving and communication.

Course Description

This course aims to meet the needs of the polymer, colorants and fine chemicals industries by producing graduates with advanced knowledge and research skills in colour science and in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants.... [-]