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Chemistry (MChem) (4 years) MChem (Hons)

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This MChem Chemistry degree provides excellent training if you are considering a career as a professional chemist in industry, research or higher education.

In your first two years you will gain a thorough grounding in the core areas of chemistry. As you progress, you will choose from a range of specialist options on topics such as polymers, organic synthesis, catalysis and biomolecular modelling.

If you would like to spend a year gaining work experience, our MChem with a Year in Industry/Research course gives you the opportunity to spend 12 months working in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, or at one of our partner universities abroad. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Career

Upon graduation you will have developed a range of skills which are essential for chemists but also make you highly desirable in all areas of employment. These include skills such as planning and organisation, handling information, communication, scientific and practical skills, ICT, problem solving, critical analysis, time management and business awareness.

Our recent graduates have found employment in several areas, including the environment, health and safety, forensics, food technology, pharmaceuticals and water analysis, and in professions including analytical scientists, organic synthetic chemists, peptide chemists, research chemists and senior analysts.

Past students have found work with organisations including Evotec, Pharmaterials, Intertek, Reed, the police, Pfizer, CEM Analytical Services and Thames Water.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,830per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 59 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    50th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    28th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    49th

    7

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