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What will I learn?

In the Department of Chemistry we offer a range of programmes that can be taken full or part time. Research projects can be carried out in virtually any area of chemistry as long as a suitable project and supervisor can be allocated, meaning you can specialise in your own specific area of interest. You will work under the guidance of an academic supervisor who is expert in that particular field, and alongside other members of the research group including academics, post-doctoral researchers as well as fellow postgraduate students.

As a research student in the Department of Chemistry, you can expect:

  • a dedicated supervisor to help direct your research and training
  • a Thesis Advisory Panel (TAP) comprising two members of staff to monitor your progress and offer impartial advice, meeting twice per year
  • regular progress meetings with your supervisor, and more informal interactions with your supervisor on a day-to-day basis
  • training programmes designed to provide you with research, teaching and transferable skills. This is delivered through our Innovative Doctoral Training in Chemistry Programme
  • seminar programmes from leading scientists, and opportunities to present your own research
  • A student mentor to support your transition to postgraduate research and provide collaboration and networking opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Chemistry

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£22,250.00 (US$ 30,613) per year
The fees quoted are for one year of study. Fees are subject to increase in subsequent years but this increase will be set at a maximum of two per cent in each year for continuing students. 

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2021, January 2022, April 2022, July 2022

Venue

University of York

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For a postgraduate taught course such as a Masters, you would normally need a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution. Typically you would need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second class honours degree, however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees. Actual requirements will vary by course: A score of 3.2 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1; A score of 2.8 out of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

For international students

You’ll need at least the equivalent of a UK upper second class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a Masters degree. IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component; TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of York

The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.

  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • More than 20,000 students from over 150 countries