MSc Chemistry

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This part-time programme is suitable for those that want to take the Negotiated Learning Masters degree over 2 years. The lecture/research project structure is the same as detailed for the Negotiated Learning programme.

MSc Chemistry (Negotiated Learning) is a flexible programme which offers a diverse array of modules in a variety of Chemistry topics. The programme is suitable for you if you wish to sample different sides of the discipline ranging from the mathematical, through the physical and materials disciplines to the biological ends of the scientific spectrum. Initial academic advice ensures that your module choices can match your career aspirations or areas of interest. If you wish to broaden your understanding of chemistry, you could choose a range of modules across the discipline. If you are interested in progressing to a PhD programme, or into particular industries, you may choose to concentrate on a specific area, e.g., chemical biology, nanochemistry, medicinal, sustainable or materials chemistry.

The UCD School of Chemistry has vibrant research in areas such as catalysis and new transformations, bionano interface, advanced spectroscopy, new materials for magnetic, medicinal, and electronic applications, and carbohydrate chemistry. 

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  • 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

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

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

The MSc Chemistry (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. 

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MSc Chemistry (F182) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 4720
nonEU    fee per year - € 14550

***Fees are subject to change

  • This programme is intended for applicants with an honours undergraduate Chemistry degree, or a degree with a significant component of chemistry (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent). An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required. However all applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis and relevant or extensive work experience will be taken into account, so that in certain exceptional cases an award at a lower level or a 2.2 classification may be considered.
  • 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. Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the  English language requirements, may enter the programme upon  successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information 
  • These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes 

Faculty Profile

Dr Xiangming Zhu, UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
This MSc in Chemistry by negotiated learning trains 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) PT (F182)
2 Years
Part Time

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