1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
Catalysis lies at the heart of many chemical processes, from the academic research lab through living systems to the industrial large-scale reactor. By understanding and careful use of catalysis many processes can be made faster, cleaner and more sustainable. This course will provide training in the state-of-the-art of catalysis theory, application, preparation and analysis and is recommended for graduates in chemistry or chemical engineering wishing to pursue a career in academia or industry.
- Provides the opportunity for students to undertake a short research project applying the skills acquired through the taught modules.
The course will develop students’ understanding of the science behind a range of problems arising in catalysis and for students to engage with a range of modern catalytic equipment and techniques. This flexible course allows students to focus on one or two of the three delineated branches of catalysis (heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological), as well as providing the opportunity to undertake a more theoretical or computational approach to the subject.
- Preparation and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Catalysts
- Mechanism and Ligand Design in Homogeneous Catalysis
- Biocatalysis I: Modern Approaches to Biocatalysts
- Biocatalysis II: Industrial Applications of Biocatalysis
- Homogeneous Catalysis in Industry
- Practical Catalytic Chemistry
Students will develop key skills including learning skills, information handling and presentational skills, all which can be easily applied to industrial and academic working environments.
The course will allow students to enter the employment sphere of catalytic research or industry having gained an in depth education and training programme in homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalytic chemical processes and applications.
The course is suitable for graduates with a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent in chemistry or a related discipline eg. chemical engineering, physics, pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
Please include in your personal statement why you are applying for this course, with specific details such as what your future aspirations are, how your educational or professional background makes you a suitable applicant and what interests you about the course. Generic statements will not be accepted.
Application Deadline: 6th September 2013
Studentships are available (for UK/EU students only) to cover tuition fees and include a maintenance stipend. For more information please see our Funding and Scholarship search.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Dr Thomas Tatchell
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0759