The transformation of novel science into successful business ventures (the development of new products and processes) is key to the long term profitability of the world's chemical and related industries.
This goal requires scientists who possess a critical combination of technical and business skills. Increasingly, such individuals are playing a pivotal role in today's knowledge-driven economy by enhancing existing businesses and by setting up new ventures themselves. Could you be one of these special people?
The MSc in Chemistry and Entrepreneurship is an innovative course offered by the School of Chemistry in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School.
The course aims to provide you with an appreciation of the interrelationships between fundamental research and its commercial exploitation.
You will be able to take advantage of the course´s flexible structure to develop an understanding of specific areas of modern chemistry and to become fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business.
You will also acquire the technological and business background to enable you to make a significant contribution to today´s chemistry-based, technology-driven economy.
A key feature of this course is its flexible structure, which allows you to choose from a wide range of modules that cover, not only recent advances in the chemical sciences, but also key aspects of business and entrepreneurial best practice.
You will take the following seven core modules:
You will also be required to take 50 credits of modules chosen from the following options:
Please note that the above module details may change, from year to year.
During June, July and August you will undertake a 60-credit Chemistry Technology Transfer Project. Typically, the project will be concerned with an examination of the commercial potential of a recent research development in Chemistry and will be jointly supervised by a member of staff in Chemistry and one in the Business School. Usually, these projects are conducted by 2 or 3 students working as a team. This is a valuable educational exercise and good preparation for a future career in a commercial organisation.
The MSc in Chemistry and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year.
The course content is highly flexible - as well as taking 80 credits´ worth of core, compulsory modules, you will be able to choose from a number of optional, approved modules to best reflect your personal interests and career aspirations (these optional modules are worth 40 credits).
Also, probably as a member of a team of 2 or 3 students, you will be required to complete Chemistry Technology transfer project worth 60 credits over the summer months, towards the end of the course.
The course is taught jointly by the School of Chemistry and the Nottingham University Business School and comprises taught modules, dissertations, presentations and experiential learning components.
Assessment is achieved by a combination of written examinations, coursework, a project report and oral presentations.
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.