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The award
MRes

How long you will study
18 months

Domestic course fees
CNY 90000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CNY 90000 per total

All study options

About Advanced Chemical Sciences at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides students with the education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool.

The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places strong emphasis on the development of project management and professional skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation.

A customised learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool.

Why should I study Advanced Chemical Sciences at XJTLU?

  • Taught by international staff who are experts in various fields of chemistry
  • Excellent preparation for the study of PhD programmes both at universities abroad or in China
  • Offers strong links to local and international industries
  • XJTLU is located close to the many biotechnology companies in nearby BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal for internships
  • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences, and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate, you will have:

  • developed key, career-enhancing personal and employable skills such as time management, report writing, team-building, networking, and project management
  • gained a range of critical interdisciplinary research skills
  • benefited from a strong theoretical background, practical instrumentation skills and an intensive research project.

Modules

  • Core modules

    • Advanced analytical chemistry
    • Nanotechnology and advanced materials
    • Topics in advanced organic chemistry
    • Research project
    • Project management
  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Careers

Successful graduates can establish careers in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Chemical and material science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Food and beverages (quality assurance and new formulation)
  • Analytical laboratories

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

  • RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.

    University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.

  • Alumni discount

    If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi'an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

  • Payment options

    Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

    You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in chemistry or a related discipline.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

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