The BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry course gives you a great opportunity to build experience and confidence in applying your chemistry skills in a science-focused business environment.
You will spend 12 months between your second and third years on a work placement, paying reduced fees for the year you are away from campus. You will have the opportunity to earn a salary during your placement, and students are often offered a graduate level job with their employer, to start as soon as they have finished their degree.
Previous University of Sheffield chemistry students have worked at businesses such as GSK, Unilever, and even companies overseas. Unlike our MChem Chemistry with a Year in Industry course, this BSc course gives you the freedom to try a role outside the lab, such as communications, market research or business development.
We cover a wide range of topics based on the latest concepts and findings in chemistry, and the skills and expertise that chemistry graduates can offer industry and society. These include:
Your lectures in first and second year are supported by small group tutorials, where you can delve deeper into complex topics. These small group teaching sessions are led by your personal tutor in first year, and specialist experts in later years. In addition, your personal tutor will also help you work out which skills you need to develop and support you as you build up your experience in time for graduation.
If you want to study chemistry, but don't meet the entry requirements to go straight into the first year of this course, you may be able to apply for our Chemistry with a Foundation Year course. Finish the year-long foundation programme with an average mark of 60 or above, and you're guaranteed entry onto the first year of your chosen chemistry degree at the University of Sheffield.