Master of Science in Chemistry

The M.Sc. in Chemistry program aims at providing opportunities to top UAE and international students to pursue a high quality graduate education in the field of chemistry. The program is built on knowledge depth and advanced research to prepare graduates for challenging jobs in multiple sectors. This is achieved by offering a well-balanced curriculum based on well-designed theoretical courses and providing opportunity and means for advanced research in highly important areas where major scientific and technological challenges are addressed. The Department of Chemistry is well-established in terms of research facilities allowing for advanced quality research under the supervision of faculty members with a wide spectrum of research interests. Research interests cover all of the traditional areas of chemistry, analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemistry besides cross-disciplinary research areas such as bio-analytical, petroleum, materials, environmental, pharmaceutical, and computational chemistry. The program is designed with significant flexibility by accepting full-time as well as part-time students and offering evening as well as week-end courses. The model study plan is to complete the required theoretical course work (24 credit hours) and thesis research work (6 credit hours) within two years for a for full-time candidate and three years for a part-time candidate.

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with in-depth knowledge of advanced topics in their chosen sub-discipline of chemistry.
  • To graduate students with the skills necessary to carry out independent research.
  • To develop students' communication and team-work skills.
  • To produce graduates who are well prepared for the workplace or further studies (Ph.D.) in chemistry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Solve complex problems in chemical applications.
  • Use modern methods to carry out research and solve real life problems.
  • Properly document and present the results of research work.
  • Work effectively in teams and manage group tasks.
  • Apply appropriate ethical standards to issues related to science, research, and work.
  • Critically evaluate new information in the field of chemistry

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours

College of Science

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSC501Research Methods1.000
COSC502Ethics of Scientific Research1.000
COSS633Seminar  10.000 - 3.000
STAT503Applied Statistics2.000
1 : (Taken twice)



Required Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHEM526Chemical Instrumentation3.000
CHEM531Advanced Organic Synthesis3.000
CHEM541Advanced Biochemistry I3.000
CHEM551Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I3.000
CHEM561Advanced Physical Chemistry I3.000

Elective Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHEM522Analytical Spectroscopy3.000
CHEM523Separation & Chromatographic Techniques3.000
CHEM524Electroanalytical Techniques3.000
CHEM533Organic Reaction Mechanisms3.000
CHEM534Catalysis in Organic Chemistry3.000
CHEM535Polymer Chemistry3.000
CHEM641Advanced Biochemistry II3.000
CHEM651Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II3.000
CHEM661Advanced Physical Chemistry II3.000



Required Course (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSR699Thesis0.000 - 6.000