Masters of Applied Sciences In Chemistry

VUT Research offers our postgraduate students the opportunity to complete their Masters of Applied Sciences in Chemistry. We are proud to offer our students the chance to further their education and gain more knowledge in something that they are passionate about and an area that they would like to make a career in. Our students are encouraged to be curious and find new perspectives when undertaking their research for their postgraduate studies and to look at the community around them and what they can improve. A Master degree shows the student’s dedication to a subject and industry and provides them with more knowledge to enable them to further their career in chemistry. The duration of this course is a minimum of one year full-time or two years part-time study. The curriculum consists of a research project by dissertation.

The university provides funding for qualifying students through bursaries from both the NRF and the institution.

Doctorate in Chemistry

Build Your Future In Chemistry

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Chemical Processes -occur when bonds are broken and reformed.
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Masters of Applied Sciences in Chemistry Course Requirements

In order for a student to complete a Masters of Applied Sciences in Chemistry they need to meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 60% achieved in the Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry or BSc Hons Chemistry
  • A Research Methodology subject or course must be completed within a year of registration if not already completed.

Our Masters of Applied Sciences in Chemistry offers students a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in chemical processes for scientific and other purposes, and to focus on this fully, allowing the students to make an important contribution to the development of new knowledge in society.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

A career in Chemistry offers postgraduate students exciting opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Functions of a chemistry graduate can include analysis of samples in a lab, writing reports on analysis and implementation of improved methods of analysis. They are often involved in quality control in enterprises such as petrochemical industries, fertilizer industries, mining industries, water purification plants, food processing factories, dairies, pharmaceutical factories and sewerage plants. Chemical researchers develop new theories, analytical methods and concepts as well as investigative and synthetic research. Positions such as Lab Assistants, Lab Technicians and Lab Managers are available to trained graduates. A Masters of Applied Sciences in Chemistry will enable students to gain higher positions within their chosen field due to the high qualification. They may also be employed as lecturers in an academic institution of higher learning as well as researchers at various research institutions.

Doctorate in Chemistry