Masters in Chemistry

Chemistry is the science that covers composition, properties, structure and reactions of molecules, atoms and systems that include the two. Chemistry originated from the medieval art of alchemy, which sought to create gold through various transformations of materials. However, these experiments resulted in other scientific discoveries that created the basis for modern chemistry.

Chemistry is strongly connected to physics, but it differs because chemical analysis is made at an atomic level and substances change their structure, shape or state. All this study is done with the purpose of understanding the origin of the substance. Chemistry is divided into materials science, quantum, organic, and inorganic chemistry. Students who earn a Master degree in Chemistry (Master of Science) can specialize in kinetics, combinatorial chemistry, cluster chemistry, photochemistry, theoretical chemistry and more.

Pursuing a Master’s degree in Chemistry leads to careers in research and science in disciplines such as chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, or the public sector. Some of the highest paid career prospects are as analytical chemists, engineers, healthcare scientists, toxicologists or research scientists.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Computational Chemistry and Modelling (Online Distance Learning) Postgrad.Cert. Computational Chemistry and Modelling (Online Distance Learning)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,270 per year
  • International £ 5,270 per year
  • 12 months

The EaStCHEM Research School of Chemistry offers a flexible online-distance-learning programme leading to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Computational Chemistry and Modelling. The Computational Chemistry and Modelling (Online Distance Learning) programme, offered by The University of Edinburgh, is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a related subject.

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Chemistry MRes Chemistry
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 15,500 per year
  • 12 months

The objective of the Chemistry programme at Bangor University is to produce skilled postgraduates who can act in the increasingly wide research area of chemistry.

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Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,600
  • International £ 18,950
  • 12 months

The Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry programme from Loughborough University is designed for graduates in chemistry or closely related discipline who wish to contribute to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) - Life Science Pre-Master Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) - Life Science
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 15,450 per year
  • International £ 15,450 per year
  • 9 months

The Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) - Life Science is available as a two or three-term programme, with progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the ONCAMPUS London, or other suitable universities in the UK.

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Organic and Medicinal Chemistry M.Sc. Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

The Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. The programme in organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry offers a challenging education in an exciting, active and dynamic research environment for the chemistry student aspiring to be in the forefront of modern organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

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Chemistry M.Sc. Chemistry
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,479 per semester
  • International $ 9,757 per semester
  • 24 months

Students in the master of science (MS) program in Chemistry at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville explore advanced topics in chemistry and become proficient in lab techniques and problem solving skills.

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Homeland Security Sciences M.Sc. Homeland Security Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 4,700 per year
  • International $ 12,400 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Biochemistry Biophysics Binational/ Biophysicochimie Binational M.Sc. Biochemistry Biophysics Binational/ Biophysicochimie Binational
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 270 per year
  • National € 270 per year
  • International € 270 per year
  • 24 months

This bi-national training will be conducted in collaboration between the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Strasbourg and the Chemistry, Pharmacy and Earth Sciences of the University of Freiburg. The master Biochemistry Biophysics Binational/ Biophysicochimie Binational is offered at the University of Strasbourg and allows a deeper understanding and interdisciplinary training in biochemistry, physical chemistry, and the study methods and physicochemical analysis of high level.

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Chemistry M.Sc. Chemistry
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

The Chemistry Master's programme is offered at the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. If you want to deepen your knowledge in the field of Chemistry, the Master s programme in Chemistry is for you. It provides the theoretical and laboratory knowledge that many employers demand. We offer a challenging programme with great flexibility and a strong link to current research.

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Atmospheric Environment - 2nd Year of Physics or Chemistry Master M.Sc. Atmospheric Environment - 2nd Year of Physics or Chemistry Master
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 261 per year
  • International € 261 per year
  • 12 months

This Atmospheric Environment - 2nd Year of Physics or Chemistry Master program, offered by Université Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies, provides a one-year training in the field of atmospheric sciences at the highest level. It offers courses in physics and chemistry given that an interdisciplinary approach is essential to understand atmospheric processes.

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Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design M.A. Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 2,910 per year
  • International € 3,100 per year
  • 12 months

This master's degree teaches students about: The design of chemical processes in industry and the laboratory, environmental and economic factors ; Drawing up of applied research proposals, preparation, characterization, recovery, deactivation and regeneration of catalysts.

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Chemistry: Applied Chemistry M.Sc. Chemistry: Applied Chemistry
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 3,200 per year
  • International € 3,200 per year
  • 24 months

AMU Applied Chemistry programme introduces students to advanced theoretical chemistry (the quantum world) and inorganic and organic (syntheses, retrosynthetic analysis, chiral compounds) chemistry to progresses to advanced physical chemistry, crystallography(diffraction) , spectroscopy, instrumental analysis (design of analytical instruments/tools, their performance and limitations) and chemical technology (modern industrial technological processes).

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