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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes

Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment

Acquire the skills and experience required to thrive in the field of green chemistry.

Acquire the skills and experience required to thrive in the field of green chemistry

Explore how green technologies are helping future innovations to be built on more sustainable foundations

Apply your expertise to a unique research project examining an area of green, sustainable or environmental science

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MRes

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £14,650 Home

    • £40,500 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • White City

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in chemistry, engineering or a related subject

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Course overview

Discover how the application of green technologies is helping reduce reliance on fossil fuels on this Master's course.

You'll explore how greener manufacturing processes are helping minimise the impact of environmental damage on the planet. You'll also examine the new technology that is helping future innovations be built on more sustainable foundations.

During your studies, you'll receive direct insights from industry experts. This includes guest presentations from leading employers working at the forefront of sustainable chemistry.

This will help you better understand how green chemistry can promote the use of environmentally-benign chemicals and chemical processes.

A series of taught modules and journal clubs will develop your research and critical thinking skills. You'll then apply these techniques on an extended research project that explores an area of green chemistry in further detail.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take the following core modules. 

Core modules

You'll undertake a research project, which incorporates a research proposal, dissertation, oral exam and oral presentation.

The dissertation will evaluate your skills at presenting, describing and critically discussing your own experimental data.

At the oral presentation, you'll be assessed on your ability to present your research with the help of visual tools in a concise fashion.

You’ll answer questions relevant to your project in the oral examination, which probes your overall understanding of the work carried out.

You also have access to the following non-assessed lectures.

Optional lectures

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lab work
  • Seminars
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Workshops
  • Journal clubs
  • Poster project

Assessment methods

  • Essays
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation
  • Presentations
  • Research project
  • Oral exams

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply now

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Explore how green chemical technologies can be applied in commercial or academic laboratories.

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With over 15 years of experience, this programme is the leader in this subject area.


Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for an earth sciences career.

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Your extended research project will prepare you for PhD study.

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The Department of Chemistry also has strong sponsorship links with industry for those considering further study at PhD level.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications