Chemistry with Study in Australasia or America (2018 entry)
MChem in Australasia
UCAS Code: F108
MChem in America
UCAS code: F109
This course will not be offered to students starting in 2019. Instead, see Chemistry with Study Abroad.
Other chemistry degrees:
|About the course||
On the Chemistry with Study in Australasia degree, you'll spend your third year studying chemistry at a top university in Australia or New Zealand. The Chemistry with Study in America degree will take you to the United States or Canada. You'll attend orientation sessions in your second year so that you can prepare for studying abroad, and to help you choose which universities you would like to apply to spend your third year at.
The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which means we cover all of the topics and training that you need to graduate into a professional chemistry career, and your placement will give you even more hands-on experience to put on your CV. On your year abroad, you'll cover roughly the same topics you would have covered in Sheffield including, in most cases, a small research project. Some of the subjects you'll cover in Sheffield are set out in the 'Course structure' tab.
At the start of your first year, you will be given a laboratory resource pack, including a lab coat, safety glasses and safety gloves, so you can start practical work right away. There are also maths classes, and a physics course for students who don't have an A level in physics. You'll do more practical work as the course progresses and by the end of your year abroad, you'll be confident handling sensitive chemicals and conducting experiments over multiple days.
Below are some examples of topics covered in this degree from the current academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For more details see our online prospectus.
Students also have the choice of modules from across the University, subject to available timetabling. Common choices include:
Studying chemistry in a different educational environment is a broadening and stimulating experience. Students are placed in prestigious, research active Chemistry Departments in Australasia or North America and take undergraduate programmes in these establishments.
Lectures in Year 4 allow students to explore a broad range of topics at the cutting edge of chemistry research. There is also opportunity to choose some Year 3 topics which students may not have experienced during their year away from Sheffield. Students currently select 6 courses per semester, allowing them to develop their own interests and specialities. Current options include:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers.