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We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world

Chemistry masters scholarships

Our reputation

Ranked top 10 in the Guardian University league tables 2019.

Chemical research at the University of Leeds
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Masters degrees

Masters courses

A Masters course can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. All of our courses have been developed in partnership with industry, are guided by current research, and provide excellent teaching. You’ll develop specialist knowledge which will set you apart from the rest of your peers and help you on your career path.

Our courses

> Chemical Biology and Drug Design MSc
> Chemistry MSc
> Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals MSc

Our reputation

We're ranked top 10 in the Guardian University league tables 2019 and top 150 in the world for Chemistry and Natural Sciences in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Industry-relevant courses

Our Industrial Advisory Committee helps ensure our courses are up-to-date with modern practices and techniques. Companies, such as the Clothworkers’ Company and Society of Dyers and Colourists, provide support for you during your course. This support includes providing scholarships, work experience placement opportunities, and contributing to lectures, workshops and projects.

Research-based courses

An active research environment enables us to offer you a range of exciting degree courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work when you may benefit from accessing our specialist facilities.

Exceptional student experience

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse postgraduate community who come from all around the world. A personal tutor, and our student support teams, will provide advice and support throughout your degree.  

Rewarding careers

We have long-established links with industry in the UK and overseas, which is one of the many reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by employers such as GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, BP, and General Electric.

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John Harris - MSc Chemical Biology and Drug Design

"I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate in Biochemistry at Leeds and knew of the great care and effort the lecturers at the University to ensure you have the necessary help and achieve the best results possible.  When choosing where to do my Masters, I wanted to carry on experiencing this care and as such Leeds was my first choice."
John Harris