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University of Greenwich

Chemistry MChem

UCAS Code: F100

Master of Chemistry - MChem

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

128

UCAS points from A-levels, including chemistry at grade B or above. No more than 16 points should come from AS-levels with preference for science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview. We will also accept: Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later. General science is not accepted for this degree.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Chemistry

You should consider this programme if you are seeking a professional career in chemistry. The programme covers the major areas of chemistry in the first three years. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to conduct independent research in one or more advanced areas, and develop specialist knowledge. You can also take a sandwich year in employment after Year 2.On completing the MChem you will be able to:Analyse chemical problemsShow a high degree of autonomy in your studiesOperate a range of analytical instrumentsConduct independent researchWork in a chemistry laboratory safely with a minimum of direct supervision.You will also be an effective communicator both orally and in writing, and have good problem-solving and team-working skills.The Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Sciences, part of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, offers a diverse range of programmes underpinned by excellent teaching and world-classresearch.Our innovative degrees employ the very latest learning strategies and assessment techniques. They are designed to produce fully qualified graduates with all the skills necessary to secure employment. Each of our programmes has been developed in collaboration with industry and, where appropriate, is accredited by therelevant professional body.The aims of the programme are to provide:Education and training in chemistry using a modular structure that allows a high degree of flexibility and choice and support that will encourage you to achieve your full potential and access a wide range of careersA level of knowledge, understanding and skills that is consistent with professional accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits)
Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
Analytical Chemistry (30 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills - Chemistry (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Further Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Further Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
Further Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
Intermediate Chemistry (30 credits)
Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
Green Chemistry (15 credits)
Year 3
Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Advanced Practical Techniques and Research Methods (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry 2 (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) (15 credits)
Applied Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Advanced Practical Techniques and Research Methods (30 credits)
Students are also required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits)
Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
Year 4
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Graduation Project (60 credits)
Applied Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Colloids and Nanoparticles (15 credits)
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (15 credits)
Computational Chemistry (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include:

Examinations
Coursework
Oral and poster presentations
Case studies
Project
Practical work.

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
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Science

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.

77%
low
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

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.

£17,531
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Science, engineering and production technicians
18%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£22k

£22k

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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