MSc in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

The MSc in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry programme is a 1–3 year programme that combines advanced coursework with original research in chemistry. (The Division also offers a MSc in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation programme, which is purely coursework-based.)

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MSc in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry programme must satisfy the following criteria:

  • BSc in chemistry or a related discipline. If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours, or the equivalent, is required.
  • International applicants must take and pass a Technical Proficiency Test (TPT) in Chemistry administered by the school. This test is exempted if the applicant submits an appropriate GRE score.
  • All international applicants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL scores, IETLS scores, or pass an English Proficiency Test (EPT) administrated by the School.

Details about the TPT/EPT will be announced to selected applicants after the submission of their application. For enquiries about GRE/IELTS/TOFEL criteria, please refer to our Graduate Student FAQs.

There are two application periods each year: October to January (for admission in August), and June to July (for admission in January). Most students are admitted during the first period.

Graduation Requirements

The MSc programme has a minimum candidature period of 1 year, and a maximum of 3 years.

Students must complete 12 AU of coursework consisting of:

Courses taken to fulfill these requirements must be taken on a letter grade basis, and MSc students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Other graduation requirements are:

  • Seminar attendance of at least 5 seminars per semester
  • Completion of SPMS Research Integrity Course
  • Completion of the online NTU Epigeum Research Integrity Course
  • Completion of Scholarly Communication and Impact workshop

Students must also write a research thesis. The thesis procedure and requirements are the same as that for PhD students, but MSc theses are usually of more limited scope than PhD theses, and are evaluated by two rather than three examiners.