Chemistry student

Preparing students with the skills and experience required to work in the field of green chemistry.  

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October 2018
Location: South Kensington and White City
ECTS: 90 credits

 
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Overview

Our MRes in Green Chemistry Energy and the Environment provides an introduction to all aspect of sustainable chemical practices.

There is a growing demand for a reduced reliance on fossil fuels and for greener manufacturing processes. There is also a need for future innovations to be built on more sustainable foundations. Green chemistry addresses this need and promotes the design and efficient use of environmentally benign chemicals, chemical processes and non-toxic products. 

This multidisciplinary one-year course involves several leading departments at Imperial, including Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology and Environmental Policy.

Study programme

This full-time programme lasts for one academic year and is made up of both taught and research-based elements.

The taught modules begin in the autumn term and last for the duration of the year. Taught modules cover topics as diverse as clean solvents, renewable chemical feedstocks, environmental chemistry and renewable energy resources.

You meet with the Course Director every week to present and discuss your work. Critical skills are developed by group discussions of key papers in Journal Club sessions led by an expert in the area.  

The research project is carried out in the spring and summer terms and you will submit your dissertation in late August.

Careers

Graduates of this course can expect to have all the necessary skills and experience to apply green chemical technologies in either commercial or academic laboratories. The research project aspect of the course prepares graduates wishing to continue to PhD study.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

View the programme specification for this course.

Structure

Taught modules

You take all of the taught modules below.

  • Examined Lecture Courses
  • Journal Clubs
  • Renewable Energy Poster Project
  • Weekly meetings

Research project

You undertake a nine-month research project including the following elements.

  • Dissertation
  • Oral Exam
  • Oral Presentation
  • Research Proposal 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Independent research project
  • Journal clubs
  • Lectures
  • Poster project
  • Seminars 

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Oral examination
  • Presentations
  • Written examinations
  • Written reports 

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in chemistry, pharmacy, physics, biochemistry, medicine or other appropriate subject.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is required for overseas students applying for this course. Your Tier 4 visa application, or extension of stay, will automatically be refused if you need an ATAS certificate and cannot provide one.

For further guidance on obtaining an ATAS certificate please see the information on our International Student Support team website.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
£11,100

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020.

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
£30,900

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020.

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Contact us

Chemistry

Got a question?

Dr Mike Ray
T: +44 (0)20 7594 2678
E: michael.ray@imperial.ac.uk

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