Chemistry with Study in Industry
UCAS Code: F106
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On the Chemistry with Study in Industry degree, you'll spend your third year working at a leading organisation in the chemical industry. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and most students earn salaries during their placements too.
Placements aren't guaranteed – it’s your responsibility to secure one but we’ll do everything we can to help. During your first year, you'll attend lectures that teach you the skills you'll need to plan your year in industry. There are also CV writing and interview workshops, and you'll get advice from experts working in the chemical industry. In second year, you'll work with your personal tutor and course director to make the arrangements for a placement in your third year.
During your placement, you will have academic and industrial supervisors to support you, distance learning materials to work through, and a visit from a member of staff to make sure you are settling in. At the end, you will be assessed by your supervisor in industry and produce a final report.
The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which means that we cover all of the topics and training that you need to graduate into a professional chemistry career. Your placement will give you even more hands-on experience to put on your CV. You'll cover some topics by distance learning during your year in industry, and in fourth year there is support to help you catch-up on the teaching you missed. 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 time you've completed your year in industry, 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:
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. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.