- Lab sessions
- Computer labs
Chemistry plays an important role in our society. It is central to finding sustainable solutions to global problems. This includes developing new drugs and vaccines, researching clean energy resources, and feeding a growing population.
On this undergraduate masters-level course, you will have the opportunity to spend an assessed year in a research laboratory of a chemical company in year three. You will be a paid employee where you’ll work on a research project. You’ll develop your industrial skills and gain experience to prepare you for a job in industry when you graduate. In addition, you will complete three distance learning theory modules. Recent destinations for placement students have included AstraZeneca, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Lubrizol and Sygnature. 100% of the students from this course go on to work and/or study within 15 months of graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes, 2019-2020).
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Tuesday 7 March 2023.
An overall mark of 60% or above is required in first and second years to progress to the third year of this degree.
Students who do not progress into year three or are unable to gain an industrial placement will join the third year of the BSc or MSci degrees depending on their credit-weighted average for the second year.
There are typically 10 lectures in addition to 8 to 10 hours of laboratory classes per week.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you through your studies and help you make the most of the opportunities available at Nottingham. Your personal tutor will guide your personal and academic development, offering you help, encouragement and guidance.
Core modules are typically delivered by assistant professors, associate professors, or professors.
Our graduates can find roles in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and drink, and energy sectors. This course will develop your skills in practical and theoretical chemistry, data-analysis and problem-solving. These skills are also valuable for careers in finance, education and the media.
Many students continue their studies in chemistry or a related discipline working towards a PhD degree. Read our chemistry alumni profiles to see what careers some of our recent graduates have gone into.
Average starting salary and career progression
100% of undergraduates from this Chemistry with a Year in Industry MSci course secured graduate-level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £25,121.*
Data from UoN graduates, 2017-2019. HESA Graduate Outcomes. Sample sizes vary.
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).
I really enjoyed studying at the University of Nottingham and it was great to be able to have the option of doing a year in industry. During my third year, I was fortunate enough to spend time at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as an Industrial Placement student. This was really valuable as it taught me how to apply what I had learned in Nottingham and gave me a taste for what I wanted to do after my degree.
Graduated in 2020