The MChem is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course. It will enable you to gain a balanced understanding of inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry with sufficient flexibility each year to select areas of study that will develop your knowledge, experience and skills appropriate to a range of science-based careers. Typical areas of study include reactions and mechanisms, materials chemistry, forensic chemistry, drug discovery, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, chemical synthesis, physiochemical processes and environmental chemistry. These study areas are complemented by our strong focus on practical laboratory skills throughout the course. The MChem route includes professional studies and you will spend a year focusing on a major independent project of your chosen specialism. You can also incorporate foreign language options. The choice between MChem and BSc may be left until the end of Year 2, if you initially apply for the BSc (Hons) degree. Progress to the MChem programme is subject to your overall performance at the end of Year 2. Features and benefits of the course: - Enhanced education in chemistry gives you the opportunity to undertake research for a higher degree or to pursue a career in industry as a professional chemist. - In the last two years we have invested half a million pounds in chemistry laboratories and equipment. Our laboratories are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide variety of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques. - Our degree programmes are run by research-active staff with strong links to industry, research institutions and national organisations in the UK and overseas.