University of East Anglia

MChem Chemistry

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University of East Anglia
In Norwich (England)

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Norwich (England)
Start September 2019
  • Master
  • Norwich (England)
  • Start:
    September 2019

Gain the academic training needed to become a professional chemist, studying all aspects of chemistry to develop strong practical, analytical and problem-solving skills. Chemistry at UEA has a prestigious reputation – in the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2014 we ranked 4th in the UK for research outputs. It is this cutting-edge research in chemical sciences which underpins the teaching of the course, ensuring your learning is at the forefront of scientific thought.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this integrated four-year MChem Chemistry course provides you with an advanced knowledge of chemistry. You will benefit from substantial laboratory-based teaching which will develop your practical skills. In the final years of your degree, you will tailor your study to specialise in the areas which reflect your interests and career aspirations and undertake an individual research project.

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University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Starts Sep-2019
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Reviews on this course

What I would highlight: It's overall a great experience and I loved it for sure. I enjoyed as there were so many things to do. It was a ride.
What could be improved: Nothing
Course taken: April 2018
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
David Miko
What I would highlight: It has been great, looking forward to the next years here.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: August 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Shona Hepworth
What I would highlight: Great! I like my degree and the lecturers are very helpful. The uni makes an effort to be inclusive and provide everything to students.
What could be improved: .
Course taken: April 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Problem Solving
Physical Chemistry

Course programme

In each of the years you will study core inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, with practical experiments in associated laboratories. Training in laboratory skills is emphasised because chemistry has a strong practical component, whether it is in the synthesis of new compounds, characterisation of these compounds by spectroscopic methods or studying their properties.

Year 1
The first year of the chemistry programmes will develop your scientific skills – building upon your A level subject knowledge in chemistry but will also include a general skills module covering topics including mathematics and physics.

Year 2
You will study topics in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, together with molecular structure and energy levels, extending your knowledge in the core areas of chemistry and honing your practical skills.

Year 3
The third year will offer you a detailed understanding of more advanced organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and a choice of optional modules Students on the MChem degree will take an advanced practical course giving them experience in a range of research laboratories, which will inform their choice of final year project.

Modules throughout the course aim to develop the transferable skills required of professional scientists by employers, such as communication, team-working and problem-solving skills.

Year 4 
The fourth and final year of the MChem involves an extended research project, which could be a computational or a laboratory project, and further modules in advanced topics in chemistry. For the project you will spend time in a research group, usually working alongside postgraduate students and doctoral researchers. The research project will not only build up your research skills, therefore improving your employment prospects, but it is also an enjoyable and stimulating experience, frequently leading to publication in a scientific journal.

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We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.