Master of Science - Chemistry

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

Memorial University's Department of Chemistry is one of the largest in Atlantic Canada, with 23 academics, 13 permanent laboratory instructors and instructional assistants, and a number of support and research employees. Currently, around 60 graduate students work in the Department's research laboratories. The research interests of faculty members include all main subfields of chemistry, including analytical, physical, inorganic, organic, theoretical/computational, environmental/marine, and materials chemistry.

The MSc programme consists of courses and a thesis that can be finished in two years of full-time study. Students who complete the programme are prepared for positions in government and industrial research, college teaching, and university research and teaching.

Program structure

  • Master's Seminar
  • Project Seminar
  • Analytical Chemistry II
  • Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
  • Analytical Separations and Organic Mass Spectrometry
  • Electroanalytical Techniques
  • Techniques in Sampling, Trace Analysis and Chemometrics
  • Business Management and Good Laboratory Practice
  • Computers in Instrumental Analysis and Basic Electronics (same as Med 6070)
  • Analytical Method Development and Sampling
  • Laboratory Projects in Sampling, Electroanalysis and Trace Analysis
  • Laboratory Projects in Analytical Separations and Spectroscopic Techniques
  • Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Main Group Chemistry
  • Mechanisms in Catalysis
  • Photochemistry of Transition Metal Complexes
  • Green Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry I
  • Quantum Chemistry II
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Computational Chemistry I
  • Electronic Structure Theory
  • Chemical Thermodynamics I
  • Chemical Thermodynamics II
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Kinetics
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Nanoscale Phenomena
  • Adsorption on Surfaces
  • Surface and Interface Science
  • Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
  • Organic Spectroscopic Analysis I
  • Organic Spectroscopic Analysis II
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • Selected Topics in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Applications of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry to Toxicology
  • Environmental Chemistry


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD


Requirements for applicants

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
  • Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Services at IELTS information is available at Please note that other equivalent tests acceptable to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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