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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 25.5k
  • Foreign: $ 47.7k
  • Deadline:
  • 10 11월 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 222pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    The MPhil is offered by the Department of Chemistry as a full-time period of research and introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge.  Students are integrated into the research culture of the Department by joining a research group, supervised by one of our academic staff,  in one of the following areas of Chemistry:

    • Biological with a focus on enzymes, nucleic acids, protein folding and misfolding, and physical techniques; with relevance to health and disease, drug discovery, sensors, nanotechnology, ageing and energy research applications.
    • Materials Chemistry including surfaces, interfaces, polymers, nanoparticles and nanoporous materials, self assembly, and biomaterials, with applications relevant to: oil recovery and separation, catalysis, photovoltaics, fuel cells and batteries, crystallization and pharmaceutical formulation, gas sorption, energy, functional materials, biocompatible materials, computer memory, and sensors.
    • Physical Chemistry including atmospheric sciences, surfaces and interfaces, materials, and physical and chemical aspects of the behaviour of biopolymers and other soft systems.
    • Synthetic Chemistry including complex molecule synthesis, synthetic catalysis, synthetic assembly, synthetic biology and medicine, new technology for efficient synthesis, green synthesis, and preparation of new materials.
    • Theory, Modelling and Informatics including quantum dynamics, modelling soft materials, protein folding and binding, biomolecules in motion, pharmacological activity, molecular switches, redox chemistry, designing bioactive molecule and drugs, chemical biology, crystallography, and simulation of spectroscopic studies.

    Potential supervisors and their area of research expertise may be found at Department of Chemistry (Research)

    Educational aims of the MPhil programme:

    • to give students with relevant experience at first degree level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision; 
    • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests and a broader set of transferable skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the programme, students will have:

    • a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
    • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
    • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
    • demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.

    Continuing

    The Department offers a PhD in Chemistry course and MPhil students can apply to continue as a graduate student on this course.  

    MPhil students currently studying a relevant course at the University of Cambridge will need to pass their MPhil course (if examined only by thesis) or obtain a minimum merit (if there is a marked element) in order to be eligible to continue onto the PhD in Chemistry.

    The Department of Chemistry takes very seriously the provision of excellent and relevant graduate education, which will allow students to:  

    • choose their own bespoke series of academic lectures and workshops from our extensive and evolving range, directly supporting both research and broader chemistry knowledge base
    • select from many Researcher Development opportunities to enhance transferable skill-set and ultimate employability
    • attend Careers Sessions given by alumni of the Department

    The MPhil involves minimal formal teaching, with students principally engaged with their research project, and associated activities. Informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring and other opportunities by fellow students and members of staff.   However, most research training is provided within the research group structure and all students are assigned a research supervisor.

    Feedback

    Informal feedback will be provided by supervisors during one to one supervision sessions, and as part of lab or Research Interest Group meetings. 

    In addition, all graduate students receive termly online reports written by their supervisors.

    Assessment

    Thesis

    The scheme of examination for the MPhil in Chemistry shall consist of a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry, submitted for examination at the end of 11 months.  The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.  The thesis shall provide evidence to satisfy the Examiners that a candidate can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspectives of the subject.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
    • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
    • IELTS (Academic) 7.0
    • TOEFL Internet Score 100
    • £50 application fee
    • First Academic Reference
    • Second Academic Reference
    • Transcript
    • CV/Resumé 
    • Personal Reference. This is only required if you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
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    • Gates Cambridge Scholarships
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