MChem Chemistry with International Study / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Chemistry
4 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAB to include Grade A Chemistry plus one other science or maths subject. Grade A at GCSE Level (Grade 7 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) in an appropriate European Language for students wishing to enrol at a mainland European university in Year 3.

Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades AAA to include chemistry plus one other science or maths subject. Grade A at GCSE Level (Grade 7 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) in an appropriate European Language for students wishing to enrol at a mainland European university in Year 3. If you miss the MChem grades, but meet the BSc grades (AAB), you will automatically be offered a place for BSc Chemistry as long as you have Grade A in A Level Chemistry.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall. Grades 7,6,6 in any order in Higher Level subjects to include Chemistry and one other Science or Mathematics. 

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept either Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at HL as the second science subject in addition to Chemistry HL.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
We receive approximately 1000 applications annually for 230 places in year 1.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Spend year 3 studying chemistry in one of our partner institutions in Europe or worldwide.
  • Study in Europe requires language units to be taken in years 1 and 2.
  • Excellent training based on scientific and quantitative skills.
  • Gain considerable experience in practical chemistry and laboratory work.
  • Opportunity to specialise and study course units from across the Faculty and University.
  • 91% of our recent graduates were recorded as being in a graduate level job or further study within 6 months of leaving their course.
  • Placed in the top four universities in the UK in the 2018 QS world rankings for chemistry.

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances. It is estimated that more than a third of our students will receive bursaries of up to £2,000 per year and many will be offered even more generous support. For information about scholarships/bursaries/sponsorship please see our undergraduate fees pages and visit the Department website

Contact details

Department of Chemistry
Contact name
Christine Martyniuk
+44 (0)161 306 9271
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