University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Chemical Physics with a Year in Industry

We have been teaching Chemical Physics at UEA for almost 50 years; today some of the most adventurous scientific activity can be found in this field. Exciting and intellectually challenging, this integrated undergraduate Master’s degree will introduce you to topics across the full scope of the subject, such as the fabrication and properties of nanoparticles, laser systems and their applications, microsensors, computational modelling and photonics. Crucially you’ll cultivate both the academic knowledge and wider work experience that’s highly valued by employers. In your third year of this four-year course you’ll undertake a 10-12 month placement in an industrial research laboratory. After initial training you’ll be fully integrated into the research team, contributing to the day-to-day requirements of the organisation. We are a leading centre for chemistry research in the UK, with 98% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The School of Chemistry’s research themes are light and energy, the chemistry of materials and catalysis, and the chemistry of life processes. These themes influence and run throughout our taught programmes, ensuring you learn at the forefront of research in the field. **Course Structure** Over the course you will cover topics across the full scope of chemical physics, as well as developing the transferable skills required of professional scientists. **Year 1** You will study a range of modules, covering topics including: physics, basic organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, maths, quantum mechanics and be introduced to laboratory based work. **Year 2** Your second year will consist of laboratory work, including a specialised laboratory module on chemical physics. You’ll also explore core chemistry topics and have additional lectures on mathematics and theoretical chemistry. You will apply for a placement position to start in the summer at the end of your second year. **Year 3** You will typically have a 10-12-month placement based in an industrial research laboratory and working as part of the team. Most placements also involve individual project work. You’ll write a detailed end-of-placement report which will be assessed together with a presentation on your return to UEA. During your placement you’ll also complete a distance learning module to continue your academic development and prepare you for your fourth year. **Year 4** In your final year you’ll undertake an extended research project alongside further modules in advanced topics in chemistry. Your project could be a computational or laboratory project, typically focusing on one of the key areas of modern chemical physics, such as laser interactions, surface chemistry, light harvesting and smart material. For the project, you’ll spend time in a research group, usually working alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Your research project will not only build up your research skills, therefore improving your employment prospects, it is also an enjoyable and stimulating experience, that can lead to publication in a scientific journal. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Master of Chemistry (Hons)/MChem (H)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400
  • Qualification
    Master of Chemistry (Hons)/MChem (H)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400