Chemistry with Integrated Master's 

(2018 Entry)

MChem

Our integrated master’s degree will advance your knowledge of chemistry through both teaching and your own research, and builds professional skills which will enhance your career prospects.

Integrated master's
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4 years

UCAS code: F102

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Course Overview

This is a four year course in which you’ll have the opportunity to focus on topics which suit your interests and aspirations. You’ll also develop a range of important transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, and the ability to conduct cutting-edge research. In the third year, you will carry out a research project to develop your research skills as well as several taught modules, including a synoptic module to consolidate your chemistry knowledge. Fourth year lectures and seminars cover research focused material, and you’ll undertake a major research project.

What will this mean for my future?

With a master's degree, your knowledge and skills will be very appealing to employers, but you may also have developed a particular interest which you'd like to explore at PhD level. If you choose to go straight into employment, you might work in the chemical, pharmaceutical or environmental industries as a research scientist, analytical chemist or in other roles where scientific knowledge and related skills are in demand, such as scientific instrument sales, patent law or environmental analysis.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Chemical Concepts and Structure
  • Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills
  • Chemical Properties and Reactions

Second year

  • Organic Sythesis and Chirality 
  • Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry 
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry 
  • Structural and Inorganic Chemistry

Third year

  • Research Project 
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 
  • Inorganic, Physical and Solid State Chemistry 
  • Chemical Kinetics, Photochemistry and Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms 
  • Materials Chemistry and Catalysis 
  • Advanced Chemical Analysis

Fourth year

  • MChem Research Project
  • MChem Research Training
  • Applied Chemistry Topics
  • Research Chemistry Topics