The MChem is now the established mainstream route to becoming a professional chemist in the UK. For the first two years of the course, you’ll follow a similar learning path to the BSc programme, then during your third and fourth years the course steps up a gear. You’ll focus on more advanced, masters-level topics, with the option to specialise in either synthetic organic chemistry or materials / analytical chemistry. The end result is the kind of widely respected qualification that the major employers of chemists - and the Royal Society of Chemistry - are looking for. Paid 10-week internships are available enabling you to work in research laboratories under the direct supervision of research active academic staff. Our courses are underpinned by skills modules that not only allow you to develop your subject-specific skills but also focus on developing transferable skills, increasing your employability. On graduating from University with a degree in Chemistry, the possibilities are almost endless. Careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and drink industries, in chemical research and development, are all obvious career paths and our graduates are highly sought after, but other possible careers include nanotechnology, environmental science, forensic science, biotechnology and teaching. And because so many of the skills you’ll learn are transferable, we have graduates working in accountancy and finance, law and even publishing.