The MChem degree, which is fully accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, requires five years of full-time study. This is our standard non-specialised chemistry course; it has the advantage that you have a full choice of the additional subjects that you take along with chemistry in the first two years of the course.

These are the subjects that are you must pass in order to graduate with the degree of MChem:

Level 1

  • Chemistry for the Physical Sciences I
  • Chemistry for the Physical Sciences II
  • Elements of Chemistry 1
  • Elements of Chemistry 2

Level 2

  • Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Level 3

  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Molecular Structure and Reactivity
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Professional Skills for Physics and Chemistry

Level 4

  • Advanced Chemistry 1
  • Advanced Chemistry 2
  • Professional Skills in Chemistry
  • MChem Group Practicals and Problem Solving
  • Advanced Chemistry 3
  • Advanced Chemistry 4
  • MChem Mini Project
  • Integrated Chemistry

Level 5

  • MChem Chemistry Applications
  • MChem Project Placement

In your first year of study, you must take additional courses in addition to those specified, in each half-session. We recommend that one or two of these courses should be in Mathematics, but this is not compulsory. Again, in your second year of study, you must take additional courses. See our pages on Curriculum Reform for more details.