University College Dublin
EUR 27,720 / per year *
Earliest start date
* 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.
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
- Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
- International (Non-EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Scholarships and Funding
Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree program.
Stage 1 - Core
Research project (Taught MSc)
- Be aware of, and be able to manipulate, on-line resources for the collection and collation of literature.
- Demonstrate ability in critically analysing and communicating complex sets of data verbally and in written form and have the insight to be able to scrutinise and reflect on aspects of the discipline.
- Demonstrate an ability to take significant responsibility and work in a self-directed manner both alone and in groups and be able to act in a wide variety of professional levels and contexts both within and outside the discipline.
- Demonstrate the standard and specialised technical skills required to safely operate in a research environment related to their chosen specialisms.
- Develop learning skills that allow them to self-evaluate and take responsibility for self-directed further study, within or outside the discipline, or in continuous professional development.
- Display, to a high level, a systematic and in-depth knowledge of their chosen areas of the chemistry discipline.
Program Tuition Fee
The MSc Chemistry (Negotiated Learning) provides a basis for graduates to enter the chemical, pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and materials industries. Analytical services, environmental protection and primary and secondary school teaching present other possible opportunities.
Furthermore, through judicious choice of modules within one particular sub-discipline of chemistry, the programme is an attractive route for some students into a PhD programme.