Graduate Diploma in Chemical Sciences
Chemical scientists are increasingly in demand in many industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, electronics and aerospace sectors.
Chemistry underpins research and development in areas where the demands of contemporary research are such that training up to and beyond honours degree level is becoming increasingly necessary. The Graduate Diploma in Chemical Sciences is designed for students whose first degree does not fulfil the requirements for direct entry to further graduate study, such as an MSc or PhD programme in Chemistry.
The Graduate diploma course comprises a combination of lecture, laboratory and project modules. The modules available are drawn from the School’s extensive undergraduate teaching programme. The course content is tailored individually for you to build on your previous chemistry background in order to prepare you for further graduate study. You will have the opportunity to study organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biological chemistry modules within the School of Chemistry which has a long-standing tradition of training graduate students. The Graduate Diploma will also provide you with a wealth of transferable skills, meaning you will be well equipped to enter directly into a career if further graduate study is not for you. You will acquire excellent skills and training in problem solving, numeracy, communication, creativity, team working, time management and data analysis.
Course Structure: The programme is 45 weeks long. Students take typically five to six tested general and advanced level lecture courses (some with associated practical training) and often join one of the internationally recognised research teams in the School to undertake an original research project.
100% of research activity classified as internationally leading, excellent or recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.