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Placements and Internships


Enhance your experience

Placements are a great way to enhance your Chemistry degree. You have the option of industrial placements throughout the UK, or academic placements across Europe, Singapore or Australia.

Timing

You can take a placement in industry or at an overseas university between April and September in Year 3.

Funding

For European placements, funding is available through the Erasmus scheme. There is other funding available for other overseas placements within the department.

Assessment

You will submit a 5,000 word report at the beginning of Year 4 about the placement. You will create a poster and make a presentation during the first term of Year 4. Your supervisor at your host university or industry will also write a report assessing your attendance and commitment.

This counts for 25% of the academic year, and towards the final degree result.

Timing

This is a short industrial placement during the summer term, between April and June. It replaces your laboratory classes.

Finding a placement

Our dedicated careers team will help you find a suitable organisation for placement.

Assessment

You will be required to write a 5,000 word project report on your placement. You will be assessed on the report and your performance on placement by their supervisor. Your grade counts for 25% of the academic year and towards your final degree result.

You can work for a company, institution, or organisation related to Chemistry. It allows you to gain professional experience, without formally counting towards the final degree result.

The words ‘with Intercalated Year’ are added to the degree title.

Placement opportunities are available as advertised by UK/worldwide industry.

Industrial placements in Europe qualify for ERASMUS funding.

Timing

This replaces your third year of study. It helps you to develop a range of interactive skills, as well as professional experience in an industrial environment.

Assessment

You will study three modules by distance learning during the placement.

You will complete project work during the placement. You will be assessed by a written literature review, and an oral presentation, followed by an interview during the first term of Year 4.

Your industrial supervisor will write a report assessing your attendance, enthusiasm and commitment.

Your grade is worth 75% of the year, which counts towards the final degree result, and the words ‘with Industrial Placement’ will be added to your degree title.

"Choosing to go on a placement abroad is the best thing I have ever done. I grew in confidence during my time at Monash – both in my skills as a Chemist and also in a wider sense. Spending time at Monash has given me the chance to travel, explore and have many new and exciting experiences. A placement abroad can be challenging but it is so rewarding and allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and achieve things I would never have thought possible before I went."

Gaby Newson, MChem Student