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Chemistry (MChem)

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Why study Chemistry MChem at Warwick?

Our Chemistry MChem degree has the most widespread overview of the discipline with the maximum range of optional modules. In the third year you will use your experience of the themes and topics from years one and two to choose optional modules to tailor your degree to suit your interests. At this stage you could find out how Chemistry is tackling the energy crisis, explore scientific writing, examine case studies in drug discovery or discover how polymer synthesis can be used to design drug delivery systems.

In your fourth year, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference, working on a single research project for the majority of the year. Our internationally recognised academic staff work at the cutting edge of research. Under their supervision, you might discover a significant improvement in solar cell technology, develop an electrochemical sensor for pharmaceutical analysis, a novel compound for cryopreservation of cells, a renewable polymer made from vegetables, an improved catalyst or an antibacterial agent extracted from plants. You will also choose optional modules to support your project and create a wide base of knowledge in other advanced areas of Chemistry.

Entry requirements 2018/19

Find out what results are required to study at Warwick.


Placements are a great way for you to enhance your degree. Warwick students have the option of industrial placements throughout the UK or academic placements across Europe or in Singapore or Australia.

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Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
EITHER AAA including Chemistry and a second science (from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology or Statistics) OR AAB including Chemistry and two further science subjects (from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology or Statistics)

You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.

Offers usually exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

IB: EITHER 38 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in a second science subject at Higher Level (from Mathematics, Physics or Biology) OR 36 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6, 6 in two further Higher Level science subjects (from Maths, Physics or Biology).


Master of Chemistry (MChem)

4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Department of Chemistry

Student blogs

Fiona Jackson - Chemistry

Manpreet Kaur - Chemistry

John-Paul Tyrrell - Chemistry

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.