The final year of our MChem programme

Year 4 of the MChem programme has a particular emphasis on research and is designed to reinforce and build-on the key chemical principles and practical skills you learn in Years 1-3.

You will learn some of the latest developments in chemical research by completing a substantial research project and develop a range of skills, such as communication, analysis and interpretation, oral and written presentation, problem-solving and critical assessment.

Year 4 of the MChem programme can be spent either:

In each case the work you do is assessed, and carries 37.5% of the overall marks for the MChem degree.

The Chemistry courses at York are distinctive in offering this element of choice in the final year.

Student profiles

Jai, an MChem with a year in York

Alice, an MChem with a year in Boston

Alex, an MChem with a year in Industry

Caitlin, second year MChem with a year in Industry

Craig, third year MChem with a year in York

Josie, a second year MChem with a year Abroad

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