This course adds a further, optional year’s professional internship to our standard three year Chemistry BSc. To take the Year’s Professional Placement, students need their second year grades to be at an average of 60% or higher; and to be successful in securing a year’s professional internship offered by major companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and also in finance, banking, management and law, and smaller organisations such as biotech companies.
We help prepare you for these competitive year-long placements with assistance in applying for shorter summer (two month),placements in your earlier years and with help with your CV and interview experience.
One of the features of all our Chemistry courses is the variety of assessment methods across all years of study, including essays, poster design and presentation, short talks and reports which cumulatively prepare our graduates to stand out as articulate chemists in a wide range of professions, and immediately in applying for the Year’s Professional Placement.
Flexibility in course choice
Students who enrol on the MSci/BScChemistry with Biomedicine, or MSci/BSc Chemistry, can change to the BSc Chemistry with a Year’s Professional Placement provided they meet the academic requirements and gain one of the competitive year-long internships. Students enrolled on “with a Year’s Professional Placement” can readily revert to the parent Chemistry MSci/ BSc degrees at any stage of the first two years of their course.
Overseas students however, could l find Visa restrictions if they wish to transfer onto the “with a Year’s Professional Placement” course after enrolment and so are advised to enrol on the longer course at the beginning to obtain the correct Visa.
You are expected spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, eg 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.
You will be primarily assessed through written examination at the end of each year, but also through in-course tests and coursework.
One of the characteristics of our courses is the variety of assessment methods across all years of study, including essays, poster design and presentation, short talks and reports.