Develop practical and theoretical skills across all areas of chemistry, leading to a broad range of chemical and non-chemical careers. As a chemist you can move seamlessly between areas such as forensics, drug development and nanotechnology. You’ll be able to keep your options open on which area to specialise in until later in the degree. All of our chemistry degrees have the same core units in the first year which gives you the flexibility to switch courses. In the first two years you’ll get a broad introduction to all areas of chemistry while developing the practical and theoretical skills modern chemists need. This includes understanding the theories of chemical behaviour and how they are applied. You will also develop skills in experimental chemistry and in designing experiments to test hypotheses. You’ll be able to put your chemistry knowledge into practice in research laboratories and other professional environments outside the University. As well as becoming an expert in chemical science, you will be a numerate, critical thinker, well-prepared for a wide range of careers in research, academia and industry. The Master of Chemistry (MChem) provides you with the same core skills and knowledge of the bachelor’s but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques, including a major research project.