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Course overview

Students work on a research project in their chosen discipline and grow to become accomplished in the latest scientific developments in their field of research.

Our research staff ensure that all offered research projects are relevant to current industrial needs, providing highly employable skills to our graduates.

Start Date
October, 2017
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
1 year

Why Study Applied Science with us?

MRes Applied Sciences students take two taught modules at the start of the course before moving to the research component. You will choose your main discipline before joining the course, and this might include one of the following:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Food Science and Innovation

You will then join a research team in the appropriate department and start working on the research project of your choice. A list of research projects along with potential supervisors follows below:

  • Analysis of the performance of a 20 kWe biomass fixed bed gasifier coupled to an internal combustion engine.
  • Techno-economic modelling of a small islanded micro-grid with multiple  generation and storage nodes.

For further information please contact Prof. John Brammer.

  • A study of siloxanes indoors and out; the effects of humans on their own environments
  • Measuring the effects of industrial air pollution on the indoor environment.
  • Developing portable air pollution sensor networks for human health research.
  • The development of UAV deployable air pollution sensors.

For further information please contact Dr. Gavin Phillips.

  • Improving the performance and durability of 2nd Generation hydrogen PEM fuel cells
  • Understanding 2nd Generation hydrogen PEM fuel cells
  • Increasing the power density of redox flow batteries
  • Fundamentals of carbon electrochemistry
  • Developing new ultra low cost electrochemical sensors

For further information please contact Dr. Trevor Davies.

  • Synthesis of new platinum compounds for cancer treatment.
  • Targeted delivery of platinum compounds for cancer treatment.

For further information please contact Dr. Gabriele Wagner.

  • Charge transfer at metal/organic and metal-oxide/organic interfaces.
  • Surface physics of metal oxides in the presence of defects and impurities.
  • Charge and exciton transport in π-conjugated materials.
  • Electron transport in single-molecule junctions.
  • Real-time attosecond electron dynamics in nano-clusters and molecules.

These projects are related to computational modelling of organic electronics and optoelectronics device applications. For further information please contact Dr. Theodoros Papadopoulos.

  • Trace element analysis in food chemistry.
  • Green chemistry with biodegradable polymers and non-toxic plasticisers.
  • Microporous stainless steel mesh for fuel cell applications.

For further information please contact Dr Claudia Swanson.

  • Investigation into the crystallisation of chemicals by polarisation-dependent Terahertz spectroscopy.
  • Fast, non-invasive Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging for quality control in mass production industrials.

For further information please contact Dr Bin Yang.

The programme is designed to be consistent with Section 4 of the QAA (2008) framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which identifies the necessary descriptors for L7 training.

Your successful portfolio would constitute an excellent start to your research career and ambitions.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

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Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October (PGCE’s and Education Master’s only)

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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