Chemistry

MSc Chemistry
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Trains students in a specialized area of chemistry such as Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Energy and Sustainable Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry or Nanotechnology.

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

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Programme Outcomes
Display, to a high level, a systematic and in-depth knowledge of their chosen areas of the chemistry discipline.

Demonstrate the standard and specialised technical skills required to safely operate in a research environment related to their chosen specialisms.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with an honours undergraduate Chemistry degree, or a degree with a significant component of chemistry (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent). An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required. However all applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis and relevant or extensive work experience will be taken into account, so that in certain exceptional cases an award at a lower level or a 2.2 classification may be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 ineach element), or equivalent. Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Research project (Taught MSc)
CHEM40880

Credits

90

Duration

1 year full-time

Fees

MSc Chemistry (F042) Full Time
EU fee per year - €7995
nonEU fee per year - €24800

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. 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 programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
The MSc in Chemistry through 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.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

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