University of Leeds

Chemistry with a Year in Industry MChem, BSc

University of Leeds
In Leeds

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Leeds
Duration 4 Years
Start September 2019
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Leeds
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:
    September 2019

Chemistry is an intriguing and diverse science. Our chemistry degrees take a wide ranging view of the subject and allow you to explore many aspects – from atmospheric chemistry to solid state and materials chemistry. We aim to allow you to achieve your potential, so we balance our courses to prepare you for a career in any area of the subject, while allowing you to develop as a researcher in a specialism of your choice.
On this course, you’ll discover how chemistry shapes the world around us. You can study topics ranging from quantum mechanics to planetary atmospheres, from making organic chemicals to producing medicinal drugs and from bonding in metals to the structures of synthetic and biological materials.

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University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts Sep-2019
University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, West Yorkshire, England
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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

A chemistry degree can take you down many career paths into some of the highest paid and most satisfying roles in employment. Undertaking an industrial placement provides you with valuable experience in a professional environment and an irreplaceable insight into your chosen career path. It can really help you stand out from the crowd to employers.

· Requirements

A-level: AAB including Chemistry Where an A-Level science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade. Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

· Qualification

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Since 1841, the RSC has been the leading learned society and professional body for chemical scientists. It is committed to ensuring that an enthusiastic, innovative and thriving scientific community is in place to face future scientific challenges.

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4.0 04/05/2018
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

During your first year you’ll study the fundamental principles that underpin chemistry. In the years that follow, you'll build on these initial foundations and cover a wide range of different aspects of chemistry. During your third year, you’ll be employed full-time by an organisation in the chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, or similar, subject to successfully securing a placement.

All of the theoretical modules are backed up by extensive practical sessions in the laboratory, allowing you to perform experiments that reinforce the material taught to you in the lectures. In addition, small tutorial groups are used to support the teaching, so you get regular feedback from the academic staff helping you solve any problems that you might have with a particular topic.

As you progress through the course you can select precisely which modules you study in order to explore advanced topics in more detail. You can investigate how chemists use their skills to understand complex biological systems or synthesise molecules in just one of two mirror image forms. You might want to explore the exciting fields of supramolecular chemistry in which molecules are designed to assemble into large molecular architectures or discover all about the latest catalysts which improve the efficiency of chemical transformations. You can also study the chemistry of the atmosphere and find out how critically important chemical reactions in the atmosphere are in understanding human interaction with the climate.

In your final year you'll undertake a major research project, working with experienced scientists and supported by millions of pounds of specialist equipment. You'll have the opportunity to discover new chemistry and define new concepts for science.


Year 1
Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Modern Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Mathematical and Physical Concepts for Chemists
  • Practical Skills in Chemistry
  • Studying in a Digital Age (Chemistry)

Year 2

Compulsory modules
  • Structure and Synthesis of Materials
  • Introduction to Organic Synthesis
  • Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Structure and Spectroscopy
  • Organic Structure and Mechanism
  • Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
  • Organometallic and f-block Chemistry
  • Equilibrium and Analysis: from Ions to Proteins
  • Laboratory Work 2a

Optional modules
  • Science and Society: The Critical Interface
  • Chemistry: Idea to Market
  • Advances in Colour and Polymer Sciences
  • Year 3
  • Compulsory modules
  • Distance Learning for Year in Industry
  • Industrial Placement for Integrated Masters Students

Year 4

Compulsory modules

  • Laboratory-based Project Work 6M
  • Advanced Topics in Chemistry

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