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University of East Anglia UEA

Chemistry with a year in Industry

UCAS Code: F104

Master of Chemistry (with Honours) - MChem (H)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including Chemistry. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Chemistry. Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including HL 5 in Chemistry. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered if taking A-level Chemistry - please contact us. Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Including Chemistry. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

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**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Chemistry

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,384
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Natural and social science professionals
21%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Chemistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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