This course provides the broad in-depth chemistry training of our MSci (F101) Chemistry course, with the added opportunity of an international study year.
Transfer between the MSci Chemistry, BSc Chemistry, MSci Chemistry with an International Study Year or MSci Chemistry with a Year in Industry courses is possible up to the end of semester one in year two.
Building on your pre-university studies, you will spend three quarters of your first year gaining core chemical knowledge and understanding. If you do not have A level mathematics (or equivalent) then you will take an additional in-house module to prepare you for this aspect of the chemistry course. Optional modules are available and account for the remainder of your study time.
In the second year, theoretical and practical modules further develop the knowledge and understanding gained in the first year. The core material accounts for approximately 100 credits of your study with a further 20 credits taken as optional modules.
During year two you will apply to potential host universities for entry into year three and you will be supported in this process by the University. Progression onto year three of the MSci Chemistry with an International Study Year degree will depend on securing a placement and a good level of performance in years one and two.
In year three you will have the opportunity to study in the chemistry department at one of our partner universities, which currently include:
Australian National University, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney
Concordia University, McGill University, University of British Columbia
The University of Hong Kong
University College Dublin
University of Auckland, University of Canterbury
The National University of Singapore
University of Arizona, University of Connecticut, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
You will study a framework of core modules at the host university which builds on the foundation of years one and two and which will prepare you for the final year in Nottingham. Optional modules will allow you to benefit from the unique opportunities for study at the host school.
You will undertake a major 60 credit research project. The project will develop not only your practical ability, team working and problem solving skills, but also your appreciation of published literature, your use of library and computer database resources and your presentation skills. You will complete a further 60 credits of optional modules in year four.