The Department of Chemistry undertakes a wide range of cutting-edge research in all of the important branches of modern chemistry, together with a considerable number of collaborative interdisciplinary projects with colleagues from other departments and industrial organisations.
These activities benefit from our state-of-the-art Chemical Analysis Facility, which provides instrumentation in the areas of NMR, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, thermal analysis, electron microscopy and molecular spectroscopy.
We are supported by strong links with international companies representing all sectors of the chemical industry. We have excellent relationships with organisations such as AstraZeneca, BP, Cytec, DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, Johnson Matthey, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Syngenta and Unilever. Industrial collaboration is one of our key strengths, and our research groups have worked on projects with a number of major organisations.
Our MSc in Chemical Research will train you to undertake practical and theoretical research in your specialist area of chemistry with guidance from an experienced researcher. You will also follow a number of lecture courses which are selected to complement your project.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.