MSc Chemistry

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

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

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.

MSc Chemistry (F042) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 9050
nonEU    fee per year - € 23800

***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.

  • This programme is intended for applicants with a Chemistry degree, or a degree with a significant component of chemistry. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
  • 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.

  • Staff Profile
    Dr Xiangming Zhu,
    UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

    This MSc in Chemistry by negotiated learningtrains students to a high level of knowledge and proficiency in a specialised area of chemistry such as medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, energy and sustainable chemistry, biophysical chemistry or nanotechnology. Students participate in laboratory work based in our newly developed ergonomic, high specification, modern laboratories in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. Our core facilities are at internationally competitive levels, including NMR spectrometry,mass spectrometry/chromatography, X-ray crystallography and microanalysis.

    • Core facilities at internationally competitive levels, including NMR spectrometry, Mass Spectrometry/Chromatography, X-ray crystallography and Microanalysis.

    The following entry routes are available:

    MSc Chemistry (Negotiated Learning) FT (F042)
    1 Years
    Full Time
    Rolling *

    * Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised