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MChem Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)

University of Bradford
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Course UCAS code: F120
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  • MChem, Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Materials chemistry is a really exciting area to be involved in, as new discoveries such as nanomaterials or new functional polymers, have the capacity to make major and immediate contributions to society. As such, a graduate in materials chemistry will be well placed to take full advantage of exciting job opportunities in new areas of materials science. Chemistry at the University of Bradford has recognised the importance of these emerging technologies and has invested heavily in staff and expertise. In such a fast-paced sector it is important that a materials chemist receives a learning experience that is at the forefront of the discipline. Our materials chemists are leading on the development of exciting projects in functional polymers for the detection of bacteria, the use of nanomaterials in drug delivery and the use of novel molecular organic frameworks for hydrogen storage. The materials chemistry curriculum has been designed around a solid understanding of the fundamental science, and an appreciation of the exciting applications possible with these new materials. During the first two years, you will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. To give you an intellectually fulfilling experience our chemistry courses allow you to take 20 credits of elective modules in stages 1 and 2, with subjects offered from across the university’s teaching portfolio such as mathematics, engineering, economics and more. In the third year we will introduce you to specialist content in medicinal, materials and analytical chemistry. You will also have the opportunity to study a specific subject to a greater depth during an extended dissertation. It is possible to exit after stage 3 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry. In the Master's year you will develop a deeper understanding of the application of chemistry to solving real-world problems. Master's-level training focuses on deploying training in real-world settings. Academic research experience involves students working on their own project as part of a research team alongside postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers at the University. **Professional accreditation** Students can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). **Rankings** Ranked 18th in the UK for Chemistry in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
Modules:
Year 1: Inorganic Chemistry 1 (core), Organic Chemistry 1 (core), Physical Chemistry 1 (core), Practical Chemistry 1 (core), Elective (option) Year 2: Inorganic Chemistry 2 (core), Organic Chemistry 2 (core), Physical Chemistry 2 (core), Practical Chemistry 2 (core), Elective (option) Year 3: Bio-organic and Bio-inorganic Chemistry (core), Introduction to Polymer and Colloid Science (core), Molecular Analysis (core), Organic Chemistry 3 (core), Practical Chemistry 3 (core), Stage 3 Research Project (core) Year 4: You must choose 2 of the 3 Advanced Topics in Chemistry modules: Fundamentals of Nano and Supramolecular Materials (core), Inorganic Materials Chemistry (core), Stage 4 Research Project (core), Computational Crystal Engineering (option), Materials Characterisation (option)
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15 January

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Provisional for Year 1 for International at £18,420
Admissions Office - Faculty of Life Sciences Team:
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Admissions Office - Faculty of Life Sciences Team:
Tel. 0800 073 1225
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    I have found that being at a slightly smaller university means that I receive a better learning experience. I know all of my lecturers on a first name basis, and most of them know me. It is easy to be involved, both with the course and with sports and societies and I feel like the university has prepared me well for getting a good job in my field.
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    The university of Bradford is a very diverse and vibrant place where everything is at one place and it is easy to get lost in all the activities that are available as there is just so much to do. The academics are very supportive and due to fairly small university everyone can get to know each other and there is always somebody who can support and help with any issues arising. Based on my experience I would recommend university of Bradford to anyone!
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