Course Overview

This is a one-year course designed to introduce postgraduate students to all aspects of sustainable chemical practices, with nine months dedicated to a research project in a green chemistry area. Both the taught and research components will be multi-disciplinary in nature with input from several world class departments from Imperial (including Chemical Engineering and the Centre for Environmental Policy). The students meet with the Course Director every week to present and discuss their work in an informal atmosphere. Critical skills are developed by group discussions of key papers in Journal Club sessions led by an expert in the area. The course is now one of the largest MRes courses in the Department and typically has 18-20 students from as many as 12 different countries.

Overview of the MRes in Green Chemistry Course

MRes in Green Chemistry at Imperial College 2017

MRes Green Chemistry Programme Specification 2017

MRes in Green Chemistry handbook 2017-18



There will be Santander Master’s Scholarships available for 2017-18 study, please see the Imperial college scholarship search tool for more infromation.

Applicants for the MRes in Green Chemistry may also be eligible for the Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund

More detail on all Masters Scholarships can be found here.

Links to External Partners

The course will also feature contributions from the Chemical Industry, including guest speakers and project supervision. Presenters from Syngenta, GSK, SASOL and other potential employers are invited to provide an insight into the use of sustainable chemistry and technology in industry. A network of alumni from the programme has been set up to allow current Green Chemistry students to find out more about potential areas of employment and career paths.

Climate-KIC Masters Programme

Join our programme alongside your MRes degree in Green Chemistry and you will have the opportunity to take part in our summer school and receive funding to do mobility for your masters research project or an internship. You will also write about the potential innovation impact of your work in your thesis and to support this we offer a series of thought provoking talks, seminars, and courses. For more information visit: Climate-KIC.

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For further details of the course please consult the links to the documents on the left of this page. If these do not answer your query, please email Course Director, Dr James Wilton -Ely:

Entry requirements

Academic requirement: 2:1 degree or higher in Chemistry, Engineering or related subject.

English requirement: IELTS 6.5 (writing and speaking 6).