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This MChem Chemistry degree provides excellent training if you are considering a career as a professional research chemist either in industry or higher education.
You will spend the first two years of this course learning the core subjects that all chemists need to know. Topics include trends in the periodic table, carbonyl group chemistry and chemical kinetics. You will also have a choice of optional modules from either inside or outside the Department.
If you would like to spend a year gaining work experience, our MChem with a Year in Industry/Research course gives you the opportunity to spend 12 months working in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, or at one of our partner universities abroad.
In your third and final years of this course you can choose from a range of advanced options allowing you to specialise in topics such as atmospheric chemistry, polymers and advanced materials, contemporary organic synthesis, catalysis, industrial chemistry, biomolecular modelling and many more. You will also take an advanced laboratory class to learn specialist techniques preparing you for your extended project in the final year.
Much of your final year is dedicated to your own research project, carried out in one of the many research groups in the department. This project will give you a realistic introduction to the triumphs and trials of chemical research.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).