University of Southampton

Graduate Studies

Chemistry Education MSc


Southampton Management School

University of Southampton

Southampton, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This unique Master's degree is designed to enable UK and International students to combine the study of Chemistry and update their subject knowledge, alongside the study of Education. The course meets the development needs and challenges of schools and the personal, professional development and career needs of Primary, Secondary and FE teachers Structure & Assessment: This programme is a one year full-time level qualification in Chemistry Education. It consists of taught units (60 Credits Education, 60 Credits Chemistry) plus dissertation studies sessions, followed by a dissertation in chemistry education. For each of the taught education units, students produce an essay or research report (4000 words or equivalent). On occasion, students are also expected to present their project findings orally to the whole group, and formative feedback is provided on this. Chemistry units are assessed by written assignment or by formal written examination. The 16,000 word dissertation ensures that independent study forms a significant part of both study and assessment. Modules: Optional Education Units: • Understanding Science and Technology • Principles of Teaching and Learning • Issues in Educational Leadership • Institutionally based Research and Enquiry • Evidence-based Practice for Institutional Development. Optional Chemistry Units: • Advanced Chemistry I (For MChem students) • Advanced Chemistry II • Characterisation Methods in Chemistry • Medicinal Chemistry


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better
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