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Master's study

Our MSc by Research programme will train you to undertake practical and theoretical research in your specialist area of chemistry with guidance from an experienced researcher. 

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How you'll study

You'll select two modules that complement your one-year research project. Learn through independent study, lectures, tutorials and hands-on training.

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Life in the Department

Learn about life in our friendly Department and how we support our master's students. 
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Our master's stories

Read our master's student stories to find out what inspired some of our undergraduates to continue on to master's study.
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Our facilities

Our purpose-built Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF) includes technology for nuclear magnetic resonance, thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy, X-ray analysis and mass spectrometry.
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Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train. 
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Our staff

Learn about the academics in our Department and find out about their research interests.
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