MSci Chemistry with Industrial Experience

Online prospectus

Course structure

First YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year

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First year options

You will choose one 20 credit point optional unit in the first year.

General ScienceBioscience
Physics and AstronomyAdditional Mathematics

The following language units (all worth 20 credit points) are also available as first-year optional units. A range of experiences is catered for, from beginners to those who have taken the language at A level.

BeginnersPost GCSEPost A level

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Sample timetable

The following sample timetable shows the typical contact hours for a first year student taking Biochemistry as an option. Please note that the times of classes shown are for illustration only and will definitely be different for a given individual!

9.00 - 10.00 Chemistry tutorial Biochemistry lecture Mathematics for Chemists drop-in   Chemistry lecture
10.00 - 11.00 Biochemistry lecture   Chemistry lecture Chemistry lecture  
11.00 - 12.00   Biochemistry lecture   Mathematics for Chemists problem class
12.00 - 13.00 Chemistry lecture Chemistry lecture  
13.00 - 14.00     Wednesday afternoons are kept free for extra-curricular activities including sports  
14.00 - 15.00 Biochemistry tutorial Biochemistry teaching laboratory Chemistry laboratory
15.00 - 16.00  
16.00 - 17.00

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In the third year of your course you will carry out an industrial placement alongside distance learning material delivered through the Bristol ChemLabS Dynamic Laboratory Manual. A wide choice of companies is available including the following companies where we have recently placed students:

  • 3M
  • AkzoNobel
  • AstraZeneca
  • AWE
  • British American Tobacco
  • City Technology
  • DSM
  • EDF Energy
  • Eiasi
  • Evotec
  • GSK
  • Imerys
  • ISIS
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Mars
  • Mars Pet Food
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Redx
  • Rolls Royce
  • Sasol
  • Schlumberger
  • Solutia
  • Syngenta
  • Vectura
  • Xention

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Transfer possibilities

 Year 1Year 2Year 3
Chemistry BSc    
Chemistry MSci    
Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe MSci    
Chemistry with Study Abroad MSci      
StraightforwardPossible under certain circumstancesNot possible

Please note the following

  • Transfer to the Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe MSci programme is possible for students taking an appropriate language unit in their first year of study.
  • Transfer to the Chemistry with Study Abroad MSci programme in the second year is possible but becomes increasingly difficult due to demand for placements on this programme.
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