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Chemistry with External Placement (MChem)

Master of Chemistry
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Our MChem Chemistry degree with research project abroad or industry experience is the first of its kind in the UK. It allows you to combine your degree with 6 months of industrial experience, or a research placement abroad at an overseas university. This degree is designed for ambitious undergraduates with academic or commercial research aspirations. You'll benefit from excellent career development opportunities and advanced practical training.

You’ll use state of the art equipment in our range of laboratories. These include the single crystal diffraction lab, the mass spectrometry lab and the only dedicated X-ray crystallography teaching facility in a UK university.

If you choose a placement in industry, you'll develop work experience, skills and awareness from spending time in a commercial environment. You'll also build key contacts.

If you choose to take an overseas university placement instead, you'll experience life abroad while working on an advanced research project in the university’s laboratories.

Both placement opportunities will stand out on your CV and impress employers. You’ll also have the support of our dedicated placement tutor throughout your time away from Southampton.

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. When you graduate you'll be eligible for full membership status (MRSC).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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