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Course summary

Chemistry is central to solving humanity's most pressing problems - climate change, renewable energy, sustainable materials, and eliminating hunger and disease. Our chemistry degrees help develop the practical, analytical, numerical, and logical reasoning skills you need to help solve these global challenges – and also offer an exciting route into a wide range of future career paths. In this degree, you will undertake a one-year-long industrial placement in Year Three (in the UK or overseas), performing research at a project partner site, away from the university. This will give you invaluable experience of research in the real-world before you return to Warwick to complete Year Four. The fourth year of this MChem degree builds on the experience previous years by enabling students to undertake a significant research project, working with an academic group to help solve important real-world problems drawn from the wide spectrum of the chemical sciences. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, subject to passing required modules. If you are thinking about going into research or industry, this course will give you the opportunity to explore both options and find out what is right for you. You will study at Warwick for your first two years, then apply your understanding through an industrial placement in your third year (acceptance of the placement is subject to academic performance). Supported by our Student Opportunity (Careers) team, you will be fully involved in and responsible for finding a placement. This ensures you are selecting a field that interests you, suits your strengths, and enhances your career prospects. Your industrial supervisor will run your placement, which they will design to be of maximum benefit to both you and the company. They will also ensure it encompasses a wide variety of experiences. You will return to Warwick for your fourth year, completing a research project and studying optional modules that allow you to explore areas of particular interest.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

In line with government policy decisions, Home undergraduate tuition fees for the 2024/25 academic year are £9,250. For students who qualify for government-regulated fees (currently students classed as ‘Home’ for fees purposes), the University expects to increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in the second and subsequent years of your course. International (including EU) fees vary depending on course. Fee levels have not yet been set for 2024/25 but will be published on our website once confirmed: Students commencing with Warwick Business School on a Foundation Year or undertaking a Graduate Entry Medicine degree (MB ChB) should refer to the following webpage for confirmation of their fees, which may differ from the rates listed above: Please refer to the following link for the latest information on tuition fees:
Chemistry with Industrial Placement at University of Warwick - UCAS