University of Surrey


With an increase in the number of undergraduate degrees offering the MChem qualification, our Chemistry MRes allows BSc graduates to become equally competitive by studying for an enhanced qualification that will set them apart throughout their career. This qualification is also a convenient entry point into the UK academic system for overseas students, and many of our MRes graduates go on to successfully complete a PhD. Our academics are at the forefront of their field, having recently discovered a method for the rapid detection of drugs from a fingerprint; and a naturally sourced, environmentally safe chemical for the treatment of an important agricultural pathogen.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Chemistry or a related discipline. This must include at least a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in Chemistry modules. A chemistry related research project is preferable. An interview may be required as part of the selection process.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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Course modules

Example module listing: Management, communication and IT skills; advanced spectroscopy; biomolecules and medicinal chemistry; advanced topics in organic chemistry; advanced topics in inorganic chemistry; advanced topics in physical chemistry; advanced polymer materials and nanotechnology; advanced medicinal chemistry; advanced methods in forensics; MRes research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework, written examinations, workshops, practical examinations and a project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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