Chemistry, MChem

You should consider this programme if you are seeking a professional career in chemistry. The programme covers the major areas of chemistry in the first three years. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to study one or more areas in more depth. On completing the MChem you will be able to analyse chemical problems, show a high degree of autonomy in your studies, operate a range of analytical instruments, conduct independent research and work in a chemistry laboratory safely with a minimum of direct supervision. You will also be an effective communicator (both orally and in writing) read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

4 years full time

5 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

You should consider this programme if you are seeking a professional career in chemistry. The programme covers the major areas of chemistry in the first three years. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to study one or more areas in more depth. On completing the MChem you will be able to analyse chemical problems, show a high degree of autonomy in your studies, operate a range of analytical instruments, conduct independent research and work in a chemistry laboratory safely with a minimum of direct supervision. You will also be an effective communicator (both orally and in writing) and have good problem-solving and team-working skills.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide education and training in chemistry using a course-based structure that allows a high degree of flexibility and choice and support that will encourage you to achieve your full potential and access a wide range of careers
  • To provide a level of knowledge, understanding and skills that is consistent with professional accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

What you'll study

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Extra information

Assessment

Assessment methods include examinations, coursework, oral and poster presentations, case studies, project and practical work.

Professional recognition

The Department of Science is seeking accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry. This allows graduates to apply for chartered chemist (CChem) status.

Careers

Chemistry is a central science, and a qualification in this subject will offer a variety of career opportunities in research and development, teaching, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (production development, analytical science, quality assurance and information science), forensic science and environmental pollution.

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