University of East Anglia
Advanced Organic Chemistry MSc
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 55 graduates of Advanced Organic Chemistry MSc and other courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
55 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £36000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £20500 - £40000 £28000 - £40000 £31000 - £42000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25018 £24761 £30546
25-75 percentile range £22509 - £29964 £18767 - £33282 £22522 - £40793

Course Description


This MSc in Advanced Organic Chemistry will train you to be at the forefront of organic chemistry today. Underpinning research and development in many areas of the chemical industry, organic chemistry couldn’t be more important. In fact, it’s the central discipline that drives innovation across many diverse areas of the science and technology industry – from forensics to food, pharmaceuticals to energy.

You’re already a chemist, but you know that advanced level training is becoming increasingly important in this field. As well as strengthening your broader organic chemistry knowledge, you’re excited about specialising in this fascinating area – studying subjects such as stereochemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallics and spectroscopy.

This is exactly the kind of high-level training that’s so sought after by employers in the chemical industry, as well as academic institutions working on fundamental research. his course will be the next step on your journey towards a fulfilling and fascinating scientific career.

About This Course

Building on your undergraduate training in chemistry, this MSc allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject, whilst developing advanced knowledge in important modern aspects of organic chemistry.

Whether you’re a chemistry graduate who wants to specialise, or you have a degree in combined science with a chemistry component, this course is designed to take your knowledge to the next level.

You can expect to reach the frontiers of knowledge in organic chemistry, including organic reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and synthetic strategy. You’ll learn through advanced lectures, seminars and laboratory classes – which are specifically relevant to the needs of the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, speciality and fine organic chemicals industries.

Importantly, you’ll also complete an in-depth laboratory research project, which allows you to work closely with our pioneering, award-winning academics. Through this you’ll showcase all your skills and learning – as well as bringing new original thought and research to bear with your topic.

You’ll graduate with high level specialised skills and knowledge in organic chemistry, ready to embark on a career in the industry or progression to PhD level study.


Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Advanced Organic Chemistry MSc at University of East Anglia

25% Teaching Professionals
25% Protective service occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Media Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Engineering professionals

Please see our website for further information

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

with minimum 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading

IELTS (Academic) 6

with minimum 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading

UEA offers a limited number of international scholarships of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Advanced Organic Chemistry, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

**Degree classification: Bachelors degree - 2**1 or equivalent

Degree subject: Chemistry or a related joint discipline (depending on content)


Tuition Fees Advanced Organic Chemistry MSc

Channel Islands £13400
England UK £13400
Northern Ireland £13400
Scotland £13400
Wales £13400
International £27300

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #11 
    • #15 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #23 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #24 
    • #451 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

See all 29 university rankings of University of East Anglia

About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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