Chemistry with Research in Industry MChem Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: F161
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : Not Accepted

Career prospects

As a Chemistry graduate, in addition to your scientific knowledge you will have a wide range of skills to offer including numeracy, problem solving and IT.

Visits to the Department by leading companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever ensure that you make contact with prospective employers at key stages in your final year. Graduates from Liverpool find employment in many areas, from the pharmaceutical industry to business management. Typical careers of our graduates include assistant analyst, development chemist, research assistant, and site chemist. Chemistry graduates succeed in a wide variety of careers. The skills and knowledge you develop during your degree ensure that you are highly attractive to employers from the chemical industries to financial services and management.

Recent employers

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Unilever
  • IOTA Nanosolutions Ltd
  • Perstorp Caprolactones
  • Shell
  • Towers Watson
  • United Utilities


Work experience opportunities

Students who take up the paid year in industrial research find it an extremely inspiring and motivating experience, providing a matchless foundation for the final year at university and subsequent employment or postgraduate research. There are also opportunities for summer employment in the Department, working with staff to improve existing experiments and problems and develop new ones, and to contribute to the on-going development of ChemTube3D.

Postgraduate opportunities

The Department offers a range of Masters opportunities and its Research School is one of the largest in the UK offering opportunities for PhD study drawing on the specialisms of members of staff. The School is particularly well-known for its work in:

  • Chemistry at the Biology Interface
  • Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Catalysis and Surface Science
  • Electrochemistry and Photochemistry
  • Solid State and Materials Chemistry
  • Nanoscale Science
  • Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainable Chemistry

Melanie Fisher
Chemistry with Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

Intelligence Analyst
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Working as an Intelligence Analyst requires me to analyse abstracted data and produce reports in the form of intelligence products which are used to aid management decisions. Good problem-solving skills, analytical skills, a high level of computer literacy and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision are essential for my role.