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Chemistry MChem
Chemistry MChem

Chemistry MChem

  • ID:UH440056
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.


Course Information

Chemistry at Huddersfield has deep roots. Our teaching and research dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area, so studying with us means you can get the benefit of all that tradition while setting your sights firmly on the future.

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, providing you with industry-wide recognition regarding the quality of your qualification.
  • On top of getting a grounding in the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, you’ll get the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies:
  • You could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with chemical engineering or forensic science. All helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation.
  • The course is designed to help you gain knowledge of the fundamentals while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills. You’ll be able to put all that into practice when you get one year’s research experience in an academic setting in Year 3. So if you’re fascinated by the idea of getting stuck into research for real, and gaining an edge that could help you kick start your career in a broad range of fields, this could be the ideal choice for you.
  • Choosing to study with us means you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research.

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Year 1
Core modules

  •  Inorganic Chemistry 1
  •  Organic Chemistry 1
  •  Physical Chemistry 1
  •  Analytical Science 1

Option modules:

Choose one of the following two combinations-

Option 1

  •  Data Handling
  •  Techniques of Practical Chemistry

Option 2

  •  Data Handling for Forensic Science
  •  Practical Forensic Science 1

Year 2

Core modules:

  •  Organic Chemistry 2
  •  Analytical Science 2
  •  Inorganic Chemistry 2
  •  Physical Chemistry 2

Option modules:

Choose one of the following four combinations-

Option 1

  •  Practical Chemistry
  •  Biology for the Chemical and Forensic Sciences

Option 2

  •  Practical Chemistry
  •  Chemical Engineering 1

Option 3

  •  Practical Forensic Science 2
  •  Crime Scene and Forensic Examinations

Option 4

  •  Practical Chemistry
  •  Anthropocene

Year 3
Core modules:

  •  Laboratory Techniques
  •  Investigative Project
  •  Business Aspects of Science
  •  Scientific Communication
  •  Advanced General Chemistry

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Research Project
  •  Targeted Synthesis of Organic Compounds
  •  Surfaces, Polymers and Theoretical Chemistry
  •  Applied Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Analytical Science 3
  •  Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology
  •  Forensic Science and the Law
  •  Analytical Science 4
  •  Chemical Engineering 2
  •  Chemical Therapeutics
  •  Molecular Targets and Drug Design
  •  Sustainable Industrial Systems
  •  Soil Properties and Contamination


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this course, you may consider a career in a wide range of scientific areas, including chemical analysis, chemical manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutics, environmental consultancy, oil and gas, food and drink, petrochemicals, research and teaching.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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