Faculty of Science


Duration: Full-time MRes - 12 months

Application deadline: 30 June (international) / 31 August (home/EU)

Entry requirements: A first or second class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent. Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a combined offer.

E-Mail: fsci-pgadmissions@bath.ac.uk

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Tuition fees

MRes Chemistry

The aim of the course is to provide experience in a wide range of laboratory techniques and enhance specialist knowledge in chemistry. Research projects may be chosen from any area of computational, physical, inorganic or organic chemistry.

Why study Chemistry with us?

  • Outstanding facilities: X-ray powder diffraction, single crystal X-ray diffraction, Mass spectrometry, NMR (250/300/400/500 MHz, multinuclear facility)
  • Outstanding publications, substantial grant income from research councils and industrial partners has resulted in a strong demand for our postgraduates and postdoctoral workers

What will I learn?

The MRes is a self-contained qualification, and graduates will be well-suited for posts in all sectors of the chemical industry, including the pharmaceutical industry and government institutions.

Students who complete a MRes degree will be well qualified to proceed to a three-year PhD programme or the MRes can be studied as the first year of our Integrated PhD programme.They should have a competitive edge in relation to undergraduate students applying for doctoral studies.

For further information please see our department pages

At a glance

Semester 1

Semester 2

Compulsory Taught Units (60 credits) Compulsory Taught Units (54 credits)
Advanced research projects (48 credits) Advanced research projects (48 credits)
Postgraduate training module (6 credits) The recent chemical literature (6 credits)
Advanced group work in practical chemistry (6 credits)  
Optional Taught Units (12 credits) Optional Taught Units (12 credits)
 Select two 6 credit units from Topics in inorganic organic or physical chemistry, or Advanced structural and theoretical methods. Select 12 credits from a choice of 3 and 6 credit units.

Programme structure

Course components include an advanced chemistry practical unit, two research projects, taught units in advanced chemistry, modules in transferable skills.

Research projects may be chosen from any area of computational, physical, inorganic or organic chemistry.

Career opportunities

Recent Bath graduates have gone on to employment or postdoctoral research in the UK, USA (Princeton, Harvard and Yale), the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Brunei and New Zealand.

Employers include the NIST Center for Neutron Research, Tocris, EPSRC and the Royal Society of Chemistry.