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Course descriptionThe course combines theory, practical skills and research elements. You will select three year-long theory modules from a range of advanced chemistry topics, allowing you to tailor the course to your specific interests. All of these modules align to the School’s research interests and will be taught by world-leading academics.In Semester One you will receive lab-based training in advanced practical techniques covering areas of synthetic, analytical and physical chemistry. This
The course combines theory, practical skills and research elements. You will select three year-long theory modules from a range of advanced chemistry topics, allowing you to tailor the course to your specific interests. All of these modules align to the School’s research interests and will be taught by world-leading academics.
In Semester One you will receive lab-based training in advanced practical techniques covering areas of synthetic, analytical and physical chemistry. This will be complimented by a module dedicated to developing your skills as a researcher, all of which will prepare you for your research dissertation and subsequent career.
Our specialist research areas include atmospheric chemistry, chemical biology, materials and interfaces, spectroscopy and dynamics, and sustainable synthesis and catalysis. Your research project will be carried out within one of our outstanding research groups and you will work alongside PhD students and PDRAs in our dedicated research facilities from Semester Two onwards.
Teaching and learning
When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.
Careers and employability
Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.
As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow.
At Leicester, students aren’t confined by academic boundaries. The innovative approach you will take towards your studies brings together the sciences and the arts to inform the latest conversations and provide solutions to the most complex of issues. You will be given the space and support in which to be creative and develop both personally and professionally.