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Chemistry, MChem

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Informed by our extensive research and industry links, our Chemistry MChem takes you from fundamental chemistry concepts to specialist masters-level work at the forefront of the field. Research expertise will inform your learning.


Research across the course team spans organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, with particular strengths in medicinal, environmental, materials and analytical chemistry.

You will undertake research projects arising from and contributing to this research as part of one of our multidisciplinary research groups. Visiting experts share their knowledge with you by presenting their current research.

You will gain extensive practical experience in our specialist labs including chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, electroanalysis, and many other research techniques. The optional placement year is an opportunity to further develop your skills and gain valuable work experience.

Programme Structure

  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introduction to Experimental Work in Chemical and Molecular Science
  • Introductory Skills in Molecular Science 
  • Essentials of Analytical Chemistry
  • Mathematical Skills for Scientists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

A-level or BTEC

Entry requirements are in the range of A-level ABB–BBC (128–112 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–DMM. 

International Baccalaureate

32 points, which must include chemistry at grade 5 Higher level. 

Access to HE Diploma

Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 12 credits at distinction in level 3 chemistry. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)At least three subjects including English language, maths and science.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14040 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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