New ideas and innovations are essential to meeting industry and society's growing needs for green chemistry and clean technology.
The first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this taught Masters is designed to equip you with key skills in green chemistry and green chemical technology. You'll study industrial and commercial applications in close collaboration with industry leaders, and gain an awareness of the problems they face.
As part of the Department of Chemistry at York, you will join our friendly and welcoming community. You'll benefit from high-quality teaching by expert staff, who are engaged in world-leading research in many areas of chemistry.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
This is the first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence is internationally-recognised for its pioneering research
Opportunities to work with industry experts and external collaborators on an extended research project
The mix of chemistry, its application to industry, with the challenge of sustainability appealed to my interests and I found it very engaging throughout. There is such a wide range of projects on offer, with innovative and exciting chemistry taking place.Sarah, MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology
This MSc is a one-year full-time course consisting of taught modules and a substantial independent research project. You will be taught by academic experts within the Department of Chemistry as well as external experts from other academic institutions and industry.
You will learn about the key principles of green chemistry and the importance of clean and sustainable technology. The course will develop and enhance your transferable skills as well as those skills required for careers in a range of industries. For example, you’ll learn a variety of chemical research techniques and how to apply them; you’ll learn about the importance of protecting intellectual property and commercialising new inventions; you’ll learn how to carry out independent research.
As a student on the MSc in Green Chemistry, you will discover the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems and to modern scientific and technological research. You'll develop skills which will equip you for a range of chemical and non-chemical careers in research, process development, environmental services, manufacturing, law, consultancy and government. Our graduates have progressed to a range of different careers, and this programme can also provide you with the necessary foundations for your chosen career path.
You'll study four 20-credit modules:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
The research project forms a significant part of the course, accounting for 100 credits of the 180 credits required.
You'll be able to choose from a range of project areas in order to carry out research in your area of interest. Projects will be supervised by an academic member of staff, and may also involve collaboration with industry. You will be allocated to Project Area Group that corresponds with larger research projects that are currently taking place within the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.
Projects can vary each year, but examples of recent MSc students' research includes:
You will produce a substantial written report, a group report, and an oral presentation on your individual research.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
My experience on the course was nothing but positive. You will be exposed to outstanding researchers who are supportive, provide top quality teaching and will help guide you through the course.Stiofán, MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
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You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
You will be taught via a range of methods including lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions in the laboratories. Leading academics deliver teaching in collaboration with experts from related industries.
You will have timetabled activities, as well as time for personal study and group work.
Our new building includes:
Most of your teaching will take place in the Department of Chemistry, which is located adjacent to the Science Park, with occasional IT sessions in nearby Derwent College, all of which is on Campus West. The majority of departments, colleges and facilities are based nearby.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Assessments take place throughout the course and include written assignments, presentations, posters and a closed examination.
The largest assessment will be your research project, which will include a substantial individual written report, a group report and an oral examination.
The most attractive part for me is topic discussion and presentation as a small team. It is a very good chance to understand how to work as a team member in an international team.Jiahan, MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology
The wide variety of skills developed throughout the MSc in Green Chemistry have enabled our graduates to go on to careers in a range of areas.
You should have - or be about to complete - a 2:2 undergraduate degree in chemistry or another science.
We may also consider relevant work experience along with evidence of your academic potential - please contact our admissions team to discuss your individual circumstances.
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.
We may invite you to an interview, either in York, or via phone or Skype.
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