Thank you for your enquiry regarding the MSc Programmes in Chemistry at Loughborough University. The start date for the forthcoming academic year is 30 September 2013. All programmes are available for full or part-time study.
The Taught Masters degree programmes on offer are:
· MSc Analytical and Pharmaceutical Science
· MSc Analytical Chemistry
· MSc Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry
· MSc Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Science
You may be interested to view further details of the programmes and the module content on our website at:
Interested in Research?
Please note that on successful completion of an MSc programme you would be eligible for entry onto a PhD course should you be interested in pursuing research work further.
Please see http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cm/research/index.html for information about research in the Department of Chemistry. Should you be interested in applying for a PhD after your MSc programme please let us know at the earliest opportunity as applications for funding, and choice of an appropriate supervisor and research project can be time consuming.
Applications for MSc
Application forms are available via the following link - please ensure that you also send copies of all documentation to the University by post or by e-mail attachment if you are applying on-line. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/pg/essential/apply/index.htm
Tuition fees and funding
For UK and EU students, a limited number of departmental scholarships to the value of 25% of tuition fees are available to eligible students with a 1st class or upper second class first degree (or equivalent). Decisions on funding are normally made in July and funds are awarded on a competitive basis. For further details please see http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/funding/pg/ukeu/cm/index.htm
For self funded International Students, a Chemistry Bursary is available - for details please see:
For details of University scholarships and bursaries see:
You will find general information on the University website regarding fees etc. at:
Information specifically for International Students intending to study at Loughborough may be found at:
Applicants wishing to apply from Nigeria and Ghana, will be referred to BCIE before being considered by the University. BCIE can provide applicants with University information, application forms, help with the application process and advise on the procedure involved in obtaining a visa.
For details please see:
English Language Requirements
The English Language requirements for the MSc programmes are as follows:
· IELTS 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests.
· TOEFL (paper based test) 600 with not less than 58 in each element of the test and a TWE score of 4
· TOEFL (Internet based test) 100 with not less than 20 in each element of the test
If you do not have the necessary requirements, you may enrol on one of the English Language pre-sessional courses which are run at the University prior to the start of the academic year. Courses run for 5, 10 or 19 weeks or you may enrol on the 6 month pre-sessional course with an IELTS score of 4.5 or above. Full details of the pre-sessional courses will be sent to you with your offer details but you may also wish to view details and a full list of English language requirements at the following web pages:
The Application Process
The Application process takes approximately 6 weeks and is described below for your information. Please note that international students will need to allow approximately 3 - 6 months for applications to allow time for posting of offer letters etc, and visa applications.
When you have completed the application form, you should return it to the Taught Postgraduate Admissions Office. It is important that you send copies of documentary evidence of your qualifications, transcripts, English Language qualifications (if required) and letters of reference with your application. If applying on-line, these should be sent by post as soon as possible after you apply. Failure to do this may result in delays with your application.
Please note: The University reserves the right to reject applications if supporting evidence is not received within one month of your application.
Your application form and supporting documentary evidence will be considered by the Taught Postgraduate Admissions Office. If your application is accepted, you will receive an e-mail letter from the Postgraduate Office with details of the conditions your offer, an acceptance form and a financial statement for you to complete, these will also be sent to you by post. Details of tuition fees, English Language pre-sessional courses (if applicable) and accommodation information are also sent at this stage.
Once you have met the conditions of your offer and returned your acceptance letter and financial statement to the University, you will be sent an acknowledgement.
From July onwards, a registration pack is sent to all applicants who have met the conditions of their offer and have firmly accepted a place on the course.
All applications are given equal and fair consideration in accordance with the University's General Admissions Policy, Equal Opportunities Code of Practice for Admission, Disability Statement and the Mental Health Policy.
I hope that you find this information useful and look forward to receiving your application form. The Department will continue to correspond with applicants to the MSc Programme throughout the year by e-mail to provide updates on University and Departmental news. If you would prefer this to be sent to an alternative e-mail address, please let me know.
Dr Lois Child
Dr Lois Child