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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our MChem degree in pure chemistry provides a thorough grounding in the subject over three years with a substantial research project in the final year - taught within Loughborough's state-of-the-art STEMLab facilities by our renowned academic staff.Chemistry powers many aspects of our lives, from the clean water we drink to the air we breathe. The materials we use in our everyday lives, much of the food we eat, and the energy that runs our homes, schools and workplaces we owe to the work of chemists. Chemistry is a vibrant, fascinating subject that enhances our understanding of the natural and physical world and often provides the key to solving global challenges. This is why students of chemistry can go on to make a real difference in the world tackling issues like climate change, hunger and disease.Our MChem (Hons) degree in Chemistry provides a comprehensive study of the subject with the opportunity to tailor your degree towards your passions and career aspirations through a range of optional modules. Ideal for students considering careers in industrial research or a PhD, the final year of the MChem Chemistry allows you to undertake an extensive research project, supervised by a member of our academic staff and working in research laboratories alongside postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.Throughout the course you will gain practical hands-on laboratory experience in our state-of-the-art STEMLab facilities. You also havve the opportunity to add further value to your studies with a year spent working in industry gaining highly sought-after workplace experience through our placement scheme or by exploring options for study abroad.You will also benefit from our exceptional pastoral support, peer-mentoring scheme, and the compelling insights of our academic staff, many of whom are active in research with far-reaching impact.In Years 1 and 2 the core areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry form the backbone of the BSc Chemistry degree, with additional modules in spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, and mathematics. Laboratory classes, workshops and seminars support these lectures. After Year 2, the development of core chemistry continues along with optional topics which include drug synthesis and action, advanced analytical research methodologies, energy and equilibria, and inorganic chemistry. In the third year of your Chemistry degree you will study research techniques and methods that are complemented with further advanced modules in chemistry. Two investigative projects, often working in teams, are undertaken - building your research skills and teamworking abilities.In your final year you will study advanced research techniques that are complemented with further optional modules in chemistry, and a substantial research project (worth 60 credits).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 24,650per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

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  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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