MChem (Hons) Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry plays a vital role in creating safe, sustainable societies and environments. Our course places problem solving, communication, and project management at the core of what we do. Taught by internationally respected researchers, our students gain the academic knowledge and practical laboratory skills to become professional chemists in a wide range of careers. Practical work to the ISO 17025 standard is a requirement at level seven for obtaining the MChem qualification.
The course focuses on producing practical professional chemists through a hands-on approach to learning. The MChem provides a pathway for progression through a broadly based undergraduate degree in chemistry, with increasing specialisation in analytical chemistry, to completion of master’s level study. The University provides the distinctive opportunity to study in ISO9001:2015 certified laboratories, providing an excellent springboard for a wide range of careers as a professional chemist.
Scholarships for outstanding applicants
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ scholarship scheme recognises and rewards students joining our degree courses who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
Scholarships of £1,000 will be awarded to the two applicants in chemistry who achieve the highest grades in their A level or equivalent exams. The scholarship will be awarded during their first year of study at the University of Plymouth.
Guardian University Guide 2021 league tables
- Chemistry ranked 14th out of 53 in the Guardian University Guide 2021 league tables.
- Chemistry came top in ‘satisfied with feedback’.
- Joint 2nd in both ‘satisfied with teaching’ and the ‘value-added score’.
- 6th on ‘satisfied with the course’.