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Materials Chemistry has emerged as an important sub-discipline within Chemistry. It cross-cuts the traditional OrganicInorganicPhysical boundaries of Chemistry and overlaps with many disciplines from Engineering to Biosciences. Material chemists now have a leading role in areas such as microelectronics, polymer science, catalysis and nanotechnology. They also make an important contribution to areas of more traditional chemistry such as the pharmaceutical sector where understanding the 'physical properties' of intermediates and products is now recognised as essential in optimising the synthesis and properties of pharmaceutically active ingredients in medicines. The MSc degree course in Materials Chemistry consists of advanced level taught courses including: Properties and Reactions of Matter, Chemistry of Functional Materials, Physical Techniques in Action and Techniques and Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry. Students also complete the Research Methods Exercise course which is an exciting problem solving exercise where you learn important skills such as Communicating Science, Innovation, Dealing with intellectual property and grant application writing. The RME runs throughout semesters 1 and 2 and you work in teams working towards a Grand Challenge. Throughout the RME you are assigned a mentor who is a member of academic staff who helps guide you through the exercise. The Research Project is your opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in the lab of one of our academic staff. There are a number of programme outcomes including: - Knowledge and Understanding, students will be able to demonstrate a depth of comprehension and critique in the core elements of their subject area. - Intellectual Skills, students will be able to conduct critical analysis and management of data in the appropriate research method. - Practical, students will be able to show well developed written, numerical and analytical skills through the production of scientific reports. - Transferable Skills, students will be able to provide competent written and oral reports to outline research findings through developing interpersonal, organisational and communication skills training. Teaching in the School of Chemistry is carried out in a highly active research environment which has strong connections with the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The MSc course described here include extensive experimental work carried out in modern laboratories. The high level of research activity in the 5A rated research school enables us to offer project work at the cutting edge of the subject across virtually all major areas of Chemistry. Excellent IT facilities are provided throughout the university. Advice and support, both academic and in all areas of student life, is available via dedicated Director of Studies (DoS). The latter are academic members of staff in the School of Chemistry Who each look after the interests of a group of students. Each student is attached to particular DoS, and may see himher on a regular basis for advice about their course and as a first point of contact in relation to any issues which may arise. For more information on the PGT Programme visit our website: http:www.chem.ed.ac.ukstudyingpostgraduate_taughtindex.html

Materials Chemistry has emerged as an important sub-discipline within Chemistry. It cross-cuts the traditional OrganicInorganicPhysical boundaries of Chemistry and overlaps with many disciplines from Engineering to Biosciences. Material chemists now have a leading role in areas such as microelectronics, polymer science, catalysis and nanotechnology. They also make an important contribution to...

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