Chemistry

MChem CHEMISTRY

Key details 

MCHEM CHEMISTRY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Chemistry
UCAS course code
F101
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

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Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

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Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

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Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

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Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of assessment methods across our modules, evenly balanced between examinations and coursework. 

Our methods include literature reviews, exams, essays, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including Chemistry

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including an A in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable subjects are: Health, Healthcare Science and Science.

BTEC

DDD in Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science) is acceptable. Excludes BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services or Business Administration or Forensic Science

Scottish highers

AAAAA including Chemistry

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including Chemistry

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including Chemistry

Access course

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in Chemistry. Subject to passing the UEA Chemistry Test

European Baccalaureate

80% overall with 70% in Chemistry

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL 5 in Chemistry

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries.

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BSc Chemistry with a Foundation Year.

Applicants without traditional A levels e.g. those with Access or BTEC qualifications may be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the summer. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants. 

BTEC applicants studying all of the following modules will not be required to take the UEA Chemistry Test:

Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
Applications of Organic Chemistry
Practical Chemical Analysis 

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country.

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry  

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 

Course Reference Number: 6774297

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 
Course Reference Number: 6774297

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub. 

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started. 

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS

Course Reference Number: 6774297
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Chemistry
UCAS course code
F101
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4
Chemistry shapes and underpins our relationship with the world around us, from manufacturing materials to producing medicines. On this course, you’ll study how chemicals interact on a molecular level, and the many ways in which chemical reactions can be used in a variety of settings and processes. You’ll master this critically important subject, and open doors for yourself into a broad range of exciting careers. Our integrated Master’s course will allow you to delve deeper, developing both your academic and laboratory skills even further. Our MChem Chemistry course is ranked 27th for Chemistry by 'The Complete University Guide 2022', and in the top 20 by 'The Guardian 2021'.
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