University of East Anglia

=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Chemistry with a year in Industry

Taught with the same academic rigour and structure as our MChem in Chemistry, in the third year of this four-year course you’ll join an industrial chemical laboratory, gaining extensive experience in a research-led work environment. Your placement will typically last 10 to 12 months and – after an initial training period – you’ll become fully integrated into a research team, contributing to the day-to-day requirements of the organisation. At the end of your placement you’ll prepare a detailed report, together with a presentation. And during the placement you’ll undertake a distance-learning module to continue your academic development and prepare you for your final year. This is the chemistry degree you should choose if you aspire to becoming a professional chemist and want to give yourself a head start. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this four-year course will give you the in-depth academic training and hands-on experience you need to follow your chosen career path. A key benefit to our MChem course is the emphasis we place on laboratory-based teaching, and the development of practical skills. Your lab work will include synthesis of new compounds, characterisation of these compounds by spectroscopic methods, and the study of their individual properties. **Course Structure** Our Master’s in Chemistry programme will develop your existing knowledge and give you a detailed understanding of chemistry across a broad range of specialisms. Due to the subject’s strong practical component, we place great emphasis on laboratory skill training. This could take the form of the synthesis of new compounds, the characterisation of these compounds by spectroscopic methods, or the study of their properties. Throughout your four years, our modules will help you develop transferable skills in the areas of communication, team working and problem solving. Such skills are vital to professional scientists and prized by employers. **Year 1** In your first year of study you’ll develop your scientific skills, building upon your existing knowledge. You’ll also study topics such as mathematics and physics, which will prove particularly beneficial if you have not taken A-levels in these subjects. In year one we also place a distinct emphasis on practical work, encouraging you to develop important analytical and problem solving skills that will prove invaluable throughout your degree. **Year 2** In your second year you’ll study subjects relating to organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, developing your knowledge in these core areas and honing your practical skills. You will also choose optional modules. You’ll also spend time this year selecting and applying for your placement position, which will commence in the summer after you’ve completed your second academic year. **Year 3** You’ll spend 10 to 12 months of your third year on placement in an industrial research laboratory, either in the UK or overseas. After an initial training period you’ll become fully integrated into the organisation’s research team. Most placements will involve an element of individual project work, and you’ll need to produce a detailed placement report, which will be assessed together with a presentation, on your return to the UEA. **Year 4** In your final year you’ll study advanced topics in chemistry and undertake an extended research project, which could be either computational or laboratory-based. You’ll work in a research group alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, which will be both an enjoyable and stimulating experience that will help you further develop your research skills. What’s more, projects 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