12 months
25450 GBP/year
10395 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Chemical Science at the University of St Andrews provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in modern chemical sciences and encourages them to explore research-led topics through a wide range of modules.


The MSc in Chemical Science is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Chemistry. The course at University of St Andrews is designed for those students and professionals who have a degree in Chemistry or an allied subject.


  • The aims of the programme include introducing modern chemical science concepts and techniques, exploring further advanced research-led topics through a range of optional modules and to equip you with analytical, critical, and communication skills.
  • A key aspect of the programme is undertaking a significant research project for your dissertation. This enables you to develop skills in one of many areas aligned with the research interests of the School of Chemistry, for example, catalysis, surface science, energy materials, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry or structural chemistry.


Chemistry graduates have gone on to successful careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries with companies such as:
  • AstraZeneca
  • BP
  • GSK
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Pfizer
  • Shell
  • Siemens

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Metal Chemistry
  • Advanced Spectroscopic Methods
  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Heterocyclic and Pericyclic Chemistry
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Integrating Chemistry
  • Nanostructured Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in chemistry or a closely related subject area.
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • English language requirements certificate
  • letter of intent (optional).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10395 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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