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The University of Wolverhampton

MChem (Hons) Masters in Chemistry

Why choose this course?

This course aims to:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge in the main areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry) in an integrated manner with selected areas of specialism such as pharmaceutical chemistry, forensic chemistry, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry and selected aspects of industrial chemistry. In addition, if you choose to undertake a sandwich degree, the course will allow you to acquire technical skills in the workplace and enable you to integrate knowledge gained in the theoretical aspects of the course into the professional environment.
  • Build on the skills and knowledge above by providing the opportunity to specialise is selected aspects of organic, inorganic, physical or analytical chemistry at level 7, including a substantial year-long research project.
  • Produce a graduate who is “fit for purpose”, who satisfies the academic and professional requirements for associate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry, who is ready for employment in the chemistry or a related industry, or who can progress to teaching, further study or research aspirations.

What happens on the course?

Year one covers the main areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry with specialist modules in transferable skills and specialist topics.The theme of specialist applied chemistry topics will be returned to at each level of the course.

Level 4 (Year 1) programme

Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Principles of Physical Chemistry

Skills for Chemistry

Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)

Year two continues the theme of vertically integrating and developing your knowledge and skills in the four main areas of chemistry together with applied integrated specialist topics.

Level 5 (Year 2) Programme

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry (Structure and Mechanisms)

Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics)

Chemical Analysis

Applied and Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)

Integrated Practical

Year three will develop advanced areas of inorganic and organic synthesis, advanced analytical techniques, concepts of quality assurance and laboratory management, applied industrial and materials chemistry together with advanced practical work and a research project.

Level 6 (Year 3) Programme

Advanced Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Advanced Analytical Techniques

Advanced Physical and Materials Chemistry

Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management

Project Preparation and Advanced Practical Research Project

Year four will provide an opportunity to select from a range of Master’s level modules aimed at topics of current research interest, together with a more involved research project that may further develop the smaller research project undertaken at level 6.

Level 7 (Year 4) Programme

*Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

*Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

*Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

*Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis

MChem Research Project

*Select three from these four core option modules.

Why Wolverhampton?

  • Chemistry, and related science students, have excellent job prospects or go on to further study and/or research.
  • Our existing chemistry-related programmes, BSc Biochemistry and BSc Pharmaceutical Science have excellent student satisfaction rates (95% respectively) and we anticipate that our new Chemistry developments will achieve similar results.
  • Our compliment of existing, experienced staff (including several research professors), will expand as the course develops. We recently moved into our new £25m “state of the art” science facility. The new laboratory facilities were accompanied by generous investment in a range of new teaching, research and consultancy equipment.
  • Our chemistry-based subjects have maintained links with several local/regional chemical companies and we’ve had many successful collaborative research and development knowledge transfer programmes (KTP’s), our most recent was independently rated as “outstanding”, the highest grading possible. We shall continue to build upon our existing and expanding capacity to develop links with local employers.

What skills will you gain?

You will have studied what can perhaps be considered to be “the central science”. You will have an integrated and holistic knowledge of the main areas of chemistry, good practical skills, be literate, numerate, have high level of IT skills and be capable of logical, scientific, critical thinking and problem solving. You will have developed a great deal of autonomous decision making and research capability and you will be able to evidence a range of professional, personal transferable skills and be well versed with the concept of continuous professional development. These skills will make you well equipped for the workplace, be it in a chemistry environment or the wider world of work in general, or for further research if you so choose.

Who accredits this course?

We are currently working with the RSC to achieve accreditation of our new BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree. This will be an on-going process over the first two years of the course, which started in September 2014, and will mean that our first cohort of graduates in July 2017 will be eligible for Associate Membership of the RSC shortly thereafter. We look towards accreditation of our new MChem programme in due course.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A-level minimum of BBB (preferably Sciences and Maths) one A Level must be in Chemistry at minimum of grade B or above).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science grade DDM will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be expected to have studied at least two Chemistry related modules.
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course

Other requirements

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700
Part time # £2,835
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# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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01902 32 22 22

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