This professionally accredited MChem degree includes an industrial placement year and a year of advanced study at Master's level. It provides a good basis for a PhD or career in research.
You gain a thorough understanding of all the main areas of chemistry, alongside in-depth knowledge of those aspects of chemistry that are important to the pharmaceutical industry.
In Stage 3 you take a paid year in industry. It is a great opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience in the chemical sector.
In Stage 4, you take advanced modules such as catalyst application and design, and organic synthesis for drug targets.
Supported by our research-active staff, you also conduct an extended research project on a topic of your choice, contributing to knowledge at the cutting edge of the field.
The quality of the chemistry study experience at Newcastle is recognised with an overall satisfaction score of 97% ranking us 6th in the UK in the National Student Survey 2015.
Studying a chemistry degree with a paid industrial training year is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working in the chemical industry.
If you impress your host company, it could even result in a job offer on graduation. You will develop valuable skills such as:
All of our industrial training degrees last four years, with the placement in year three.
The School of Chemistry will give you extensive support to find a suitable placement, including help to write your CV to send out to our wide range of industrial contacts.
In the past students have found placements throughout the UK and, occasionally, overseas with companies including:
You will be part of the School of Chemistry, which is based in the Bedson Building. We have some of the highest specification laboratory facilities in the country.