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University of Warwick

Chemistry with International Placement

UCAS Code: F109

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

To include Chemistry and one of the following: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology or Statistics. You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment. Offers exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

To include 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in Maths, Physics or Biology at Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

144

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

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including placement abroad | 2020

Subject

Chemistry

**Why Warwick?**

We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd).

All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here.

**The course**

Our MChem Chemistry degree provides training across all areas of the subject in an innovative department with world-class facilities.

Your first and second years will develop understanding of fundamental areas of Chemistry. Core modules will give you a background in the essential topics required for more advanced study and exposure to specialist and interdisciplinary topics will enable you to explore your interests.

In the third term of your third year you will undertake a research placement in an overseas institution or carry out a placement in a non-UK industry setting. Previous destinations for international research placements have included Barcelona, Toulouse (France), Barcelone (Spain), Modena (Italy), Chalmers (Sweden), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Nayang Technical University (Singapore), Monash University (Australia) and the University of Tasmania (Australia).

In years three and four there is flexibility for you to tailor your module options to suit you and you may choose from those offered within Chemistry or take a Language module in your final year. Your degree will be further customised by the research that you carry out in your final year project and you will be able to express a preference for the topics and themes that appeal to you most.

Our Chemistry degrees are excellent, all-round programmes that develop a broad skillset, valued by employers, as well as subject specific knowledge. You will develop the ability to solve unfamiliar problems by applying your knowledge and understanding and apply your critical thinking skills to assess complex situations. You learn how to locate, evaluate and communicate information to a range of audiences. You will become an independent investigator with the ability to devise and implement your own plans.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£25,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Warwick

Department:

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.

91%
high
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

89%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Natural and social science professionals
9%
Teaching and educational 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.

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

£36k

£36k

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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