• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The MChem (Hons) Chemistry from Manchester Metropolitan University is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters degree that covers study areas like reactions and mechanisms, materials chemistry, forensic chemistry, drug discovery, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, chemical synthesis, physiochemical processes and environmental chemistry. 
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The MChem (Hons) Chemistry from Manchester Metropolitan University  is a high-standard platform for a range of careers. It includes a research project unit, where you spend a year focusing on a major independent project that you design, carry out and present, alongside your other areas of study.

Throughout our chemistry degree, you’ll develop the kind of practical skills vital for lab work, along with a balanced understanding of inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry. You’ll also have the flexibility to pursue the specialisms you’re most passionate about – not only choosing the direction for your final project, but also selecting the units that will help you shape the knowledge, experience and skills required for the career you aspire to.


Chemistry graduates may be employed in the chemical, pharmaceutical, materials, food and drink, utility, healthcare, aerospace, automotive, information technology and telecommunications industries.

Your chemistry degree will also equip you with a wide variety of transferable skills that can be applied to non-subject specific career pathways such as local government, teaching, law, journalism, business, finance, IT and retail.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, reflecting our professional standards and standing within the discipline of chemistry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Equilibrium and Mathematical Methods
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Chemistry in Society 
  • Introduction to Chemical Analysis
  • Laboratory Techniques 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBC-BBB) to include A2 A-level Grade C in Chemistry (and a Pass in Chemistry A level Practical)/Applied Science.

BTEC National Extended Diploma/Diploma in Applied Science (grades DMM/D*D*). To include four Chemistry units at grade Merit or above.

Recommended Chemistry Units as follows:

  • 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 13, 14, 19

Pre 2016 BTECs:

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma in Applied Science (grades DMM/D*D*). To include 60 Chemistry L3 credits at grade Distinction.

Recommended Chemistry Units as follows:

  • 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 45, 48, 52

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 Diploma pts (Chemistry HL grade 5)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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