Highly skilled and well-qualified chemists are in demand by industry. The MSci Chemistry degree allows you to combine the rigours of bachelors and masters level modules into one integrated undergraduate package, and develop the advanced practical skills, knowledge and technical capability to work towards becoming a senior chemist.
Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the applied nature of this Chemistry degree will prepare you to enter jobs in areas such as environmental monitoring and quality assurance, and in industries from food manufacture to textiles, materials processing and medicinal products testing.
To enhance your skills and career potential, there is plenty of hands-on practical experience as part of your studies. The MSci Chemistry course focuses on current research and development areas within the chemical industry including catalysis, modern materials and their applications, molecular modelling, advanced organic synthesis, and compound analysis and characterisation.
You will learn from experienced lecturers and researchers how these exciting areas of chemistry and chemical science apply in the real world by providing new materials and medicines. You will study for a PRINCE2 Foundation qualification in project management, which is valued by employers of chemical scientists, and conduct a major laboratory research project in a current area of science.
Years one to three of this course follow the same programme of study as our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree. You will study various modules and gain practical laboratory-based work in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
In years three and four, the MSci Chemistry course specialises in more advanced subject areas. You will study new areas including the concept of ‘chemical activity’ and its relationship with molecular structure, mechanisms in organic synthesis and their involvement in biosynthesis, natural product chemistry and medicinal products.
In year four you will study for a PRINCE2 foundation qualification (additional costs apply). This is an internationally recognised project management qualification, which is a great addition to your CV. You will also undertake a major laboratory-based research project from a broad range of available research subjects, and have the opportunity to work with senior academics in their fields.
Year One: MSci Chemistry Degree
- Biological Chemistry
- Your Skills, Your Future
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
- Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry
Year Two: MSci Chemistry Degree
- Heterocyclic Chemistry and an Introduction to Drug Design
- Analytical Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry 2
- Synthetic Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry 2
Year Three: MSci Chemistry Degree
- Chemistry Project
- Advanced Analytical Chemistry
- Advanced Physical Chemistry
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Year Four: MSci Chemistry Degree
- Advanced Materials for Energy Systems
- Advanced Separation Science
- Project Design, Management and Enterprise
- Major Laboratory Research Project (Chemistry)
In years one to three of the MSci Chemistry degree, modules will run simultaneously and will be taught via a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory based practical classes.
In year four, you will study certain modules in short blocks where intense learning is required, whereas other modules are studied throughout the academic year. Self directed study plays a part in all modules, and is supported by the University’s virtual learning environment.
In year four, modules are taught through the block-mode approach, meaning study is more intensive, and is focused upon one module at one time. The research project is usually taken over the spring term in year four.