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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

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    Description

    Our “MChem with a Year in Industry” programmes offer you the opportunity of gaining industrial experience in any field of chemistry - a valuable asset with future employers. There is one further bonus: you will receive payment during your industrial year. For the first two years of study you will carry out a normal chemistry degree programme according to your chosen programme stream. You will need above average marks during these two years to stay on the Year in Industry course. However, good marks are not the only requirement: just as important are commitment and communication skills.
    In the first two weeks of year 2 you will be asked to write a Curriculum Vitae and to apply to a range of companies. The School liaises with a number of companies on a regular basis and will be able to provide up-to-date information. However, the onus is very much on the student to research and apply for their placements. We cannot guarantee any student a work placement, however we will offer our full support and guidance in this process. Students who have not successfully secured a work placement by the end of the second year will transfer onto the equivalent non-industry based MChem or BSc programme. The University Careers Centre holds information on how to apply and offers a free help service for writing CVs and advice on interview techniques. Companies will decide on appointments to placements over the following months. Although there is a lot of competition, it is our experience that most students will have found a placement within six months, although this depends on prevailing economic circumstances.
    You will take up your industrial placement at the start of year 3.
    A wide range of companies are participating in this scheme, including:

    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca
    • ICI
    • Infineum
    • Rhodia
    • BNFL
    • British Sugar.

    Typical salaries are in the range of £13,000 - £15,000 per year.
    Students are engaged in a wide range of projects: in organic synthesis and pharmaceuticals, analysis, physical chemistry, materials chemistry and environmental and forensic chemistry. Your assessment will be based on your industrial project, your report and on your performance in a distance learning unit.
    The Course Directors will be happy to discuss your options at any time, provide information about companies and to help with your decision making. The Director of the Careers Centre and her staff will be only too pleased to offer advice based on many years of experience with industrial placement schemes.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 17480 Year (Non-EEA)

    Home/EU £9,000; International £14,900

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Year 1

    The first year of the chemistry programmes will develop your scientific skills – building upon your A level subject knowledge in chemistry but will also include areas such as mathematics and physics for those students who have not taken A levels in these subjects. During the first year there is also an emphasis on practical work, developing important analytical and problem solving skills which will prove invaluable throughout your degree.

    Year 2

    You will study topics in organic and physical chemistry, together with molecular structure and energy levels, extending your knowledge in the core areas of chemistry and honing your practical skills. Please note that the Year Abroad and Year in Industry are taken between years 2 and 3.

    Year 3

    The third year will offer you a detailed understanding of more advanced organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, with options selected from a diverse list. For those students who wish, there is the option to continue development of mathematical skills. Modules are also available throughout the course which aim to develop the transferable skills required of professional scientists by employers, such as communication, team working and problem solving skills.

    Year 4 (MChem only)

    The fourth and final year of the MChem involves an extended research project and further modules in advanced topics in chemistry. For the project you will spend time in a research group, usually working alongside postgraduate students and doctoral researchers. The research project will not only build up your research skills, therefore improving your employment prospects, but it is also an enjoyable and stimulating experience, and may lead to publication in a scientific journal. Please note that course profiles may be reviewed and changed for future years of study.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 78

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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    Requirements

    • A Level: AAB including Chemistry and one other science
    • International Baccalaureate: 33 points to include HL Chemistry at grade 6 and one other HL Science or Maths at grade 6
    • Scottish Highers: AAAAB including Higher Level Chemistry and one other science
    • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB including Advanced Higher Level Chemistry and one other science
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAABB including Chemistry at Higher Level and one other science
    • Access Course:See below
    • HND: Please contact institution for further information
    • European Baccalaureate:Overall 80% to include Chemistry and one other science

    Students for whom English is a Foreign language

    We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

    • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
    • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
    • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

    If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

    Interviews

    The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

    Gap Year

    We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

    Special Entry Requirements

    All applicants are required to have A2 Chemistry and one other A2 science from Physics, Mathematics and Biology or equivalent.

    Offers made to applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications will also include the requirement to pass a chemistry test at the University in Summer 2013. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.
    General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

    Intakes

    The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

    Alternative Qualifications

    We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

    GCSE Offer

    Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

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    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.

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