Our MRes students join an academic research group for the full year and work alongside PhD students and postdoctorates using our outstanding facilities and suite of state-of-the-art instruments including ICP-MS, NMR spectrometers, Raman microscopes, powder XRD, LC-MS and GC-MS instruments. Previous MRes Chemistry students have published their research in peer-reviewed journals.
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.
Our MRes degree 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.
Three-quarters of the time spent on the MRes programme consists of a year-long research project, supervised by one of our excellent academics who research at the forefront of their field.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MRes||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
The course is run by the Department of Chemistry within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and also makes use of the cross-faculty Surrey Materials Institute (SMI). Staff in the Department of Chemistry have expertise covering all aspects of chemistry, including:
You will receive a thorough education in advanced aspects of chemistry, but also undertake independent research via a project, guided by a dedicated and experienced supervisor.
Projects are available across a range of topics in chemistry, and may extend into areas of biology, forensics or materials science. Past MRes students have continued to further (PhD) education and to posts in research in industry.