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MSci in Chemistry with a Year in Industry (Full Time)

University of Nottingham

Course Description

This four-year course provides the broad, in-depth chemistry training of the MSci Chemistry course, with the added opportunity of an assessed year spent in a research laboratory of a major chemical company.

  • Opportunity to work on a research project in industry in year three  
  • Study in an inspirational school that has 95% of its research judged as internationally excellent or world leading (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • Take optional modules to complement your core chemistry modules 
  • Opportunities to get involved with cutting-edge research
  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Course structure

The course structure for years one and two is the same as for F101 MSci Chemistry. The strong and broad foundation in all areas of chemistry provided by the first two years provide an excellent base from which you can successfully experience research work in a prestigious industrial laboratory.

Transfer between the MSci Chemistry, BSc Chemistry, MSci Chemistry with an International Study Year or MSci Chemistry with a Year in Industry courses is possible up to the end of semester two in year one.*

This four-year course provides the broad, in-depth chemistry training of the MSci Chemistry course, with the added opportunity of an assessed year spent in a research laboratory of a major chemical company. Opportunity to work on a research project in industry in year three   Study in an inspirational school that has 95% of its research judged as...

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Entry Requirements

A levels and GCSEs

A levels: AAA-AAB, including chemistry at grade A. Typical offers will vary depending on the A level subjects offered in addition to chemistry.

Applicants taking A level biology, chemistry and/or physics are also required to pass the practical element of assessment (where it is assessed separately).

GCSEs: mathematics at grade 4 (C) (or equivalent)

If you make the University of Nottingham your firm choice and do not meet the MSci grades in your offer but meet the BSc grades then you will automatically be offered a place for the BSc F100 degree.

English language requirements 

IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. 

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Science Foundation Certificate

International students only

International students (non-EU) who do not have the required qualifications or grades to go directly onto an undergraduate degree course, may be interested in the Science Foundation Certificate delivered through the University of Nottingham International College. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met. 

Science with Foundation Year

Home, EU and international students

If you have achieved high grades in your A levels (or equivalent qualifications) but do not meet the current subject entry requirements for direct entry to your chosen undergraduate course, you may be interested in our one-year science foundation programme. Applicants must also demonstrate good grades in previous relevant science subjects to apply. You are guaranteed a place on selected undergraduate courses if all progression requirements are met.  

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We consider applicants’ circumstances and broader achievements as part of the assessment process, but do not vary the offer from the grades advertised as a result of these. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity.

A levels and GCSEs A levels: AAA-AAB, including chemistry at grade A. Typical offers will vary depending on the A level subjects offered in addition to chemistry. Applicants taking A level biology, chemistry and/or physics are also required to pass the practical element of assessment (where it is assessed...

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Additional Information

Teaching methods and assessment

Your degree course is designed to feed your curiosity for chemistry, to encourage you to express your ideas clearly and logically and to develop your approach towards independent learning. We achieve this through a series of modules that broaden your previous knowledge and introduce you to new topics.

The academic year is divided into two semesters and you will complete 120 credits of study per year. There are typically 10 lectures in addition to 8 to 10 hours of laboratory classes per week.

  • Lectures - these introduce the key principles, concepts and knowledge base of a topic
  • Small-group tutorials - these provide an opportunity for you to analyse and use the materials presented in lectures and laboratory classes. These meetings also ensure that you have grasped the key points of the lectures and that you fully understand the course material.
  • Laboratory classes - you'll gain laboratory experience in hands-on practical modules. These modules introduce you to current synthetic and analytical approaches in chemistry and the operation of modern instrumentation. Practical sessions are held in modern laboratories housed within the School of Chemistry.

Assessment varies on the module that is being studied. Assessment methods can include:

  • computing assignments
  • examinations
  • essays
  • dissertations
  • laboratory reports

The majority of theory-based modules are assessed by examinations.

Teaching methods and assessment Your degree course is designed to feed your curiosity for chemistry, to encourage you to express your ideas clearly and logically and to develop your approach towards independent learning. We achieve this through a series of modules that broaden your previous knowledge and introduce you to new topics. The academic year is divided into two...

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