The objective of this one year structured programme is to provide internationally recognised training in Chemistry for graduates to the highest level of professional and scientific standards. An aim is to produce graduates who can independently tackle problems in Chemistry and who have developed professionally relevant skills with a view to gaining employment or entering a PhD. The course has taught modules (30 ECTS credits) and a research module (60 ECTS credits).
The structured Masters Degree has the following aims:
To provide Chemistry (and related) bachelor graduates with further training focused on developing their skills, including employability skills
To develop students who can solve unseen problems where they have not been coached previously
To prepare students for jobs in the chemical science sector
Where possible to offer graduates the opportunity to conduct their research project in Industry
Where possible to offer graduates the opportunity to have part of their research project at an approved laboratory outside NUI Galway
To give graduates an additional year before having to commit to a particular area of specialisation before undertaking PhD study
To assist graduates become more competitive in applications for PhD scholarships
To enable graduates demonstrate their potential for research and prepare them for doctoral study
To offer graduates a significant period of time on an original research project to generate outputs that will be publishable.
Areas of interest
The programme will be of interest to students wishing to study in areas such as synthesis, analytical chemistry, combustion chemistry, green chemistry, protein chemistry, carbohydrates, medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, biomedical chemistry, marine chemistry.