Our MSci programme is suited to you if you want to gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study or a career in science. The first two years are common to all of our degree courses. You will study fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in areas such as analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry. You will also develop your ability to design experiments and interpret results, and gain key skills through our chemistry-specific communications and mathematics units. In your third year you will gain invaluable experience in industry, working in a paid position for a major chemical company. Companies our students have recently worked for include AstraZeneca, Bayer Crop Science, Croda, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson Matthey. Your final year includes a 20-week research project, in which you will work with an academic member of staff and their research team on a current problem in chemistry. Working in industry will allow you to develop real-world expertise and specialise in an area of science that you already find particularly interesting. The transferable skills that you gain will prove invaluable in helping to shape your future career.