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Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Chemistry

Master in Chemistry (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code F101
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award Master in Chemistry (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Why choose this course?

This course aims to:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge in the main areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry) in an integrated manner with selected areas of specialism such as pharmaceutical chemistry, forensic chemistry, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry and selected aspects of industrial chemistry.  In addition, if you choose to undertake a sandwich degree, the course will allow you to acquire technical skills in the workplace and enable you to integrate knowledge gained in the theoretical aspects of the course into the professional environment.
  • Build on the skills and knowledge above by providing the opportunity to specialise is selected aspects of organic, inorganic, physical or analytical chemistry at level 7, including a substantial year-long research project.
  • Produce a graduate who is “fit for purpose”, who satisfies the academic and professional requirements for associate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry, who is ready for employment in the chemistry or a related industry, or who can progress to teaching, further study or research aspirations.

What happens on the course?

Year one covers the main areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry with specialist modules in transferable skills and specialist topics.The theme of specialist applied chemistry topics will be returned to at each level of the course.

Level 4 (Year 1) programme

Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry                                             

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry                                       

Principles of Physical Chemistry

Skills for Chemistry                                                                         

Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)

Year two continues the theme of vertically integrating and developing your knowledge and skills in the four main areas of chemistry together with applied integrated specialist topics.

Level 5 (Year 2) Programme

Inorganic Chemistry                                                                       

Organic Chemistry (Structure and Mechanisms)

Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics)                               

Chemical Analysis

Applied and Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)      

Integrated Practical

Year three will develop advanced areas of inorganic and organic synthesis, advanced analytical techniques, concepts of quality assurance and laboratory management, applied industrial and materials chemistry together with advanced practical work and a research project. 

Level 6 (Year 3) Programme

Advanced Organic and Inorganic Chemistry                        

Advanced Analytical Techniques

Advanced Physical and Materials Chemistry                       

Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management

Project Preparation and Advanced Practical Research Project

Year four will provide an opportunity to select from a range of Master’s level modules aimed at topics of current research interest, together with a more involved research project that may further develop the smaller research project undertaken at level 6.

Level 7 (Year 4) Programme

*Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

*Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

*Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

*Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis

MChem Research Project

 

*Select three from these four core option modules.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Chemistry, and related science students, have excellent job prospects or go on to further study and/or research. 
  • Our existing chemistry-related programmes, BSc Biochemistry and BSc Pharmaceutical Science have excellent student satisfaction rates (95% respectively) and we anticipate that our new Chemistry developments will achieve similar results.
  • Our compliment of existing, experienced staff (including several research professors), will expand as the course develops.  We recently moved into our new £25m “state of the art” science facility.  The new laboratory facilities were accompanied by generous investment in a range of new teaching, research and consultancy equipment. 
  • Our chemistry-based subjects have maintained links with several local/regional chemical companies and we’ve had many successful collaborative research and development knowledge transfer programmes (KTP’s), our most recent was independently rated as “outstanding”, the highest grading possible.  We shall continue to build upon our existing and expanding capacity to develop links with local employers.

You will have studied what can perhaps be considered to be “the central science”.  You will have an integrated and holistic knowledge of the main areas of chemistry, good practical skills, be literate, numerate, have high level of IT skills and be capable of logical, scientific, critical thinking and problem solving.  You will have developed a great deal of autonomous decision making and research capability and you will be able to evidence a range of professional, personal transferable skills and be well versed with the concept of continuous professional development.  These skills will make you well equipped for the workplace, be it in a chemistry environment or the wider world of work in general, or for further research if you so choose.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

  • 120 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BBB to include Chemistry at minimum grade B
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DDM will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be expected to have studied at least two Chemistry related modules.
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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