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Masters Programmes

A Masters level postgraduate degree offers the chance to extend your undergraduate education and to learn more about current research methods and subjects of modern chemistry. UCL Chemistry currently offers four Masters programmes: 

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  • MSc in Chemical Research

    A one year full-time degree course for students with a first undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a related subject. The programme is intended to be an introduction to the methods of Chemical Research. The course is thus partly taught, while the largest single component is a research project.

  • MRes in Drug Discovery

    UCL Chemistry offers a one-year MRes in Organic Chemistry focused on the drug discovery process.  The course is designed for chemistry graduates who wish to advance both their practical and theoretical skills in organic chemistry related to the drug discovery process. The largest component of the MRes are two five-month research projects that each student undertakes in two different research laboratories in UCL Chemistry.  These projects are interdisciplinary in nature and involve close collaboration with leading scientists from both UCL Life Sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. This gives students an outstanding training in the processes that lead to development of early-stage drug candidates.

  • MSc in Materials for Energy and Environment

    A one year full-time degree course for students with a relevant science or engineering undergraduate degree. This programme is designed for graduates who wish to acquire skills in Materials Science in order to participate in the emerging scientific and technical revolution to meet climate change targets. The programme is also intended to serve the needs of materials graduates who intend to focus on energy and climate related careers.

  • MSc in Molecular Modelling

    This new multidisciplinary MSc will teach simulation tools that are common to a wide range of applications, including catalysis and energy materials, nanotechnology and drug design, and will provide skills that are widely transferable to other fields where modelling and simulation are important, thereby broadening employment prospects.