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MSc in Green Chemistry & Sustainable Industrial Technology

University of York
York, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time

Course description
An innovative masters course, run in collaboration with a range of companies and organisations that manufacture or use chemicals or are involved in chemicals management and policy. The course will equip graduates with an understanding of the drives for sustainability, and the necessary skills in green chemistry for a career in areas including research, process development, environmental and legal services, consultancy and government. The course was the first of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


• Principles of Green Chemistry

– Introduction to Green Chemistry
– Control of Environmental Impact of Chemical Processes and Products
– Alternative Reaction Media
– Catalysis for Green Chemistry

• Application of Green Chemistry

– Clean Synthesis
– Renewable Resources
– Energy Efficiency and Emerging Technologies
– Chemical Engineering and Clean Technology
• Commercialisation of Green Chemistry
– Commercialisation of Science
– Intellectual Property, Business Opportunities and the Impact of Environmental Legislation
– Greener Products

• Transferable Skills

– Advanced IT Skills, CV and Interview Techniques
– Green Chemistry Presentations
– Literature Seminars
– Public Awareness

• Green Chemistry Research Project

Entry requirements

– At least a 2:2, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline
– If English is not your first language, you would need to meet our English language requirements.

Fees and funding 2019/20

– UK/EU: £8,580
– Overseas: £21,540

Funding opportunities are available with our MSc and Bridge Scholarships. Early applications are recommended.

UK Government Loans are available to eligible students for MSc study.

For more information
Please contact the Chemistry Graduate Office:

01904 324544 or 01904 324077
Email: chemgrad@york.ac.uk

Visit our Postgraduate Study web page

How to apply
Find out more and submit an online application.

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