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University College Dublin MSc Chemistry
University College Dublin

MSc Chemistry

Dublin, Ireland

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 27,720 / per year *


* full time non-EU fee per year - € 27720; EU fee per year - € 9020


MSc Chemistry (Negotiated Learning) is a flexible programme which offers a diverse array of modules in a variety of Chemistry topics. The programme is suitable for you if you wish to sample different sides of the discipline ranging from the mathematical, through the physical and materials disciplines to the biological ends of the scientific spectrum. Initial academic advice ensures that your module choices can match your career aspirations or areas of interest. If you wish to broaden your understanding of chemistry, you could choose a range of modules across the discipline. If you are interested in progressing to a PhD programme, or into particular industries, you may choose to concentrate on a specific area, e.g., chemical biology, nanochemistry, medicinal, sustainable or materials chemistry.

The UCD School of Chemistry has vibrant research in areas such as catalysis and new transformations, bio-nano interface, advanced spectroscopy, new materials for magnetic, medicinal, and electronic applications, and carbohydrate chemistry.

  • Individualised programmes can be selected from a large suite of modules.
  • A high-level research project will add significant value and lead to a qualification suited for career advancement in the chemical industry.
  • Over 4000 m2 of high specification, modern laboratories within the recently refurbished UCD Science Centre

Vision and Values Statement

This programme is aimed at students that have completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and wish to broaden or deepen their knowledge and skills in the area. Students, in consultation with the faculty of the school of chemistry, choose a suite of modules from our graduate school offering which complement their particular interests in the discipline or advance their desired career objectives. Immersed in a research-intensive environment, located in state-of-the-art facilities, students will work individually and in teams, and engage in cutting-edge projects that will hone their critical thinking, communications, autonomous learning, and technical skills. In addition to lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials, we use a range of student-centred, active-learning activities, including workshops, case studies, seminars, and team-based projects, culminating in research projects in which students are embedded in academic research teams to work on leading-edge problems in student chosen areas of chemistry. Both the core material and the transferable skills acquired in the programme are assessed, using a range of authentic techniques, including assessment of critical reviews, presentations, and of a research thesis, as well as an oral thesis defence and written examinations.

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