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The MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences programme provides you with the education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of chemical sciences.

The programme covers a wide range of topics, from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology, with analytical methods and instrumentation training. Strong emphasis is placed on developing your project management and professional skills. After completing the taught modules, you will conduct a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to the Master’s dissertation. Your studies will be guided by a customized learning plan, taking into account your background, interests and career aspirations, by advisement with your supervisor, and the academic and development advisers.

Why should I study Advanced Chemical Sciences at XJTLU?

    • Study at Chemistry department of XJTLU, first at an independent Sino-foreign university in China to achieve professional accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom
    • Learn from international staff, who are experts in various fields of chemistry with strong links to local and international industries
    • Benefit from XJTLU's strategic location near many biotechnology companies in Bio Bay, a national biotechnology hub with more than 400 companies with the opportunity for internships
    • Take advantage of the offered joined research projects with JITRI (Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institutes), supported by the Jicui Scholarship Programme
    • Enjoy prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools at the nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia giving you the chance to interact with world-famous researchers
    • Gain an excellent foundation for pursuing PhD programmes both in China or abroad
    • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MRes Advanced Chemical Sciences, you will have:

  • Deep understanding of the theoretical background and practical implementation of an intensive research project.
  • Career-enhancing personal and employability skills such as time management, report writing, team-building, networking and project management
  • A wide range of critical interdisciplinary research skills

Joining the MRes programme in Advanced Chemical Sciences offers you the opportunity to complete a cutting edge research project in high speed, supervised and trained by our internationally educated staff, using state of the art equipment.
Magdalini Matziari
Programme director



Graduates from this programme are well prepared for careers in a variety of industries, including chemical and material science, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food and beverages (quality assurance and new formulation), and analytical laboratories.

Some of our graduates have been hired at Johnson & Johnson, BioBay companies, CNCEC Construction Investment Group, Shandong University, pursued with PhD studies, to name a few.