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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2023). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. This is a research degree leading to the award of an MSc(Res) in Chemistry. The course admits students across the full breadth of research in the department, which focuses on fundamental science aimed at making significant and sustained long-term impact. The main aspect of the course is an original research project, which develops research skills, knowledge and expertise in an area of cutting-edge chemistry. In many ways, the course is very similar to the DPhil in Chemistry, the key difference being that a DPhil project would normally take longer to complete and would be expected to make more significant advances in the field of research. The MSc(Res) offers an alternative to a DPhil, for students wishing to undertake a shorter research degree. You will work with one or more academic supervisors, on a project that falls within the department's research themes:

  • Advanced Functional Materials and Interfaces
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry at the interface with Biology and Medicine
  • Energy and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Innovative Measurement and Photon Science
  • Kinetics, Dynamics and Mechanism
  • Synthesis
  • Theory and Modelling in the Chemical Sciences
Many students work on projects that cut across the traditional boundaries of chemistry, and some work in interdisciplinary fields that exploit the department's strong connections with other departments of the University. A typical week would primarily be spent carrying out your research, along with attending research group meetings, preparing reports, and keeping up-to-date with the scientific literature. You will also have access to a range of training opportunities, including specialist training within the department on key research techniques. Alongside your research project, you will be expected to develop your transferable skills, and many courses and opportunities for this are provided by the MPLS Division and the wider University. The Department of Chemistry has a strong and vibrant research community, of which you will become part, and you will be encouraged to attend a range of events including seminar series, lectures from distinguished visiting researchers, and the annual Graduate Symposium.


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


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Chemistry at University of Oxford - UCAS