As of 05 July 2016

M.Sc. Programme in Chemistry by Coursework

This programme is designed for Chemistry graduates with a 4-year Honours degree1) who would like to pursue a postgraduate degree in Chemistry. This programme lays the scientific foundation in chemistry for attendees for senior positions in the chemistry industry as well as to qualify for other advanced degree programmes such as Ph.D. in Chemistry.
At the end of the programme, the student will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills pertaining to recent developments in the Chemical Science which will enable him/her to perform with confidence leading roles as scientists, managers and entrepreneurs in Chemistry R&D and related industries.

1) others, please see application requirements in point 3.



Complete 2 full-time or 4 part-time semesters of course requirements.
The M.Sc. in Chemistry by Coursework is a 40-modular credit programme. Students can opt to take  8 Level 5000 modules (4 modular credits each) and 1 MSc project equivalent to 2 coursework modules (8 modular credits) or take 6 level 5000 modules (4 modular credits each) and 1 Advanced MSc Project equivalent to 4 coursework modules (16 modular credits)

2) It is only applicable to AY2016/17 cohort onwards. For students from the previous cohort, the programme structure remains as in here.


      1. An applicant must have completed a degree in Chemistry with at least a 2nd Class Honours, or its equivalent,

      2. For other applicants who don’t fulfil the requirement in point 1, a person must have at least 2 years of working experience in a relevant chemistry industry and a GRE Subject Test Score (Chemistry) > 60th percentile.

      3. Applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English must have a TOEFL (IBT) score of min. 85 (min. 22 writing) or IELTS score of 6.


        • Applicants has to apply online (click here to apply online) and send the hardcopy of the supporting documents via post to the following address:

Department of Chemistry 
(M.Sc. in Chemistry by Coursework)
National University of Singapore
Block S8 Level 3 
3 Science Drive 3 
Singapore 117543

  • Applicants has to pay the application fee online


For details of the application information, please click here

For the Coursework Programmes fees, please click here

    Activities Period
    August Intake January Intake

    Application Deadline
    (online application, application fee payment, the supporting documents via post should reach the Department)

    15 Mar 15 Sep


    June/July Nov/Dec

Only the shortlisted applicants will be advised further. The result of application evaluation is final and no appeal will be entertained. 


The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.



    • The student must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.00 (B-); and

      The student must successfully complete a programme of study consisting of at least 40 MCs, as in the “Programme Structure” in point 2.


For continuation of candidature, a student must obtain satisfactory progress during his/her candidature.

      (i) Academic warnings will be issued to students if CAP < 3.0; and

      (II) Dismissal and refusal of readmission will be issued to students if: CAP< 2.5 for two consecutive semesters of study; or CAP < 3.0 for three consecutive semesters of study.

Candidature period:

    Track Study Plan Previous cohort AY2016/17 cohort onwards
    Track 1 Full Time 2 - 6 semesters
    (or 1 - 3 years)
    2 - 6 semesters
    (or 1 - 3 years)
    Part Time 4 - 8 semesters
    (or 2 - 4 years)
    4 - 8 semesters
    (or 2 - 4 years)
    Track 2 Full Time 4 - 8 semesters
    (or 2 - 4 years)
    Part Time 6 - 10 semesters
    (or 3 - 5 years)

3) only applicable for the selected joint programme.