An attractive option available to MChem students involves a one year industrial placement or an exchange with one of our partner universities overseas, undertaken during year 5 of their degree. Approximately 70% of the class will take advantage of one of these opportunities. Wherever you do your research project, your work is assessed throughout the year and contributes to your final degree classification.
The benefits resulting from these experiences in terms of both academic and personal development and future employability are very substantial.
- Gain valuable work experience that provides future advantages. A year in industry or abroad broadens your horizons and builds on the communication, teamwork and lab-based skills developed during your first 4 years.
- Earn a salary on industrial placement.
- Work outside the UK in locations such as Japan, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Belgium and The Netherlands.
- Typically, 70% of our MChem students undertake a placement or exchange.