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University of Huddersfield

UCAS Code: F101 | Master of Chemistry - MChem

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

including a minimum grade B in Chemistry. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above including at least 21 credits in Chemistry.

120-104 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

in Applied Science.

UCAS Tariff

120-104

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B in Chemistry at A Level.

About this course

Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Chemistry

Known as the central science, chemistry provides a fundamental understanding of how the world works at a chemical level. Since the 1840s, Huddersfield has provided a strong chemistry education to its students, supporting the local textile and dyeing industries as a result. Today, you’re not limited just to these industries, as there are a range of specialisations to help enhance your chemistry education.

This advanced Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem course is a great option for those looking to further their studies while also specialising and broadening their experience in industry. Along with gaining a deeper understanding of the core areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, you’ll be able to pursue more specialist interests during this course. Whether it’s chemical engineering or forensic science that fascinates you, this degree will help you achieve your career goals.

You’ll be gaining real-world experience in this course by learning in our new £18.2 million facilities, which include chemical sciences labs, where you’ll be able to use instruments used in industry.

In addition to core modules designed to deepen your chemistry knowledge, you can choose from option modules in years 2 and 4 to satisfy your interests.

During your third year, you’ll secure a placement in an industry setting, where you’ll put your knowledge into practice and boost your employability.

**Why Study Chemistry with Industrial Experience MChem at University of Huddersfield?**
You’ll be learning from the best in this course, as the University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Our teaching staff also rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates (HESA 2022).

You could work in a variety of scientific areas, such as chemical analysis and manufacturing, pharmaceutics or petrochemicals.

**Professional Bodies**
This course was last accredited in 2018 by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and for six years thereafter.

**Why Huddersfield?**
Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.

Modules

The first year comprises:
• Inorganic Chemistry 1
• Organic Chemistry 1
• Physical Chemistry 1
• Analytical Science 1
• Data Handling
• Techniques of Practical Chemistry.

To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment methods

You can gain practical skills and hands-on experience using a wide range of experimental techniques and instrumentation. You’ll spend the third year in industry, learning more about chemistry in the real world and undertaking an industrially relevant research project. The final year includes advanced topics in chemistry and a substantial research project in one of the areas of expertise within the department, which include medicinal and synthetic chemistry, catalysis, supramolecular chemistry, and forensic science.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,600
per year
International
£17,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni

Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Chemical Sciences (SCHEMSCI)

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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.

88%
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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation

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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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Natural and social science professionals
18%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Quality and regulatory professionals

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.

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£23k

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£27k

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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