Science - Research, Master | University of Greenwich | Chatham, United Kingdom
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Join world-leading research teams with a diverse range of expertise to study for a research degree in Science - Research (MPhil/PhD) at the University of Greenwich.

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In the Science - Research programme at University of Greenwich , we offer advanced research training opportunities across a broad range of areas, including chemistry, pharmacy, biomedical science, environmental science and sports science. 

What you should know about this course

  • Normally, you register for the MPhil and transfer to the PhD at the end of the first year, subject to satisfactory progress.

  • You’ll benefit from dedicated research lab space and state-of-the-art facilities at our Medway Campus in Kent. There are several local hospitals for NHS-based placements and a wide range of private and research laboratories, including Kent Science Park.

  • The Medway School of Pharmacy is a unique collaboration between the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent. It specialises in pharmacy, pharmacology, physiology and chemistry.

  • The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a unique multidisciplinary academic centre with an established reputation for high quality research and training in global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Solar energy conversion
  • Synthesis of biologically active molecules
  • Fragment-based drug discovery
  • In situ monitoring of chemical reactions
  • Treatment of contaminated soils by accelerated carbonation
  • Production of novel silicate-based sorbents
  • Integrated production of biodiesel from oilseed rape
  • Pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases
  • Bioremediation and composting technologies
  • Expert cognition and training.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 35 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


540 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A taught Master's degree, with a minimum average of 60% in all areas of assessment (i.e. Merit level or above), in a generic subject area relevant to the subject matter of the proposed research project, and/or
  • A First Class or Second Class, First Division (Upper Second Class) Honours degree in a subject area relevant to the proposed research project.
  • a Bachelor or Master's degree transcript from the UK or UKVI recognised Majority English Speaking Country (MESC) OR
  • an IELTS certificate demonstrating that you have achieved a minimum of 6.5 in all elements, or an acceptable, demonstrable equivalent to this.


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