MChem Chemistry with Patent Law (4 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    This four-year MChem programme is for you if you want to gain a knowledge of law, especially in relation to patents and intellectual property rights, together with a professional training in chemistry. In addition to traditional chemistry topics, you take course units such as contract and company law, intellectual property law and European law in the School of Law.
  • Academic title
    MChem Chemistry with Patent Law
  • Course description
    Course content for year 1
    During the first two years, you will cover all major branches of Chemistry and learn how they are interconnected. Laboratory classes and topics in year one such as:

    -Bonding in molecules
    -Organic reaction mechanisms
    -Natural project chemistry
    -s, p and d block chemistry
    -Quantum chemistry

    In addition you take an Introduction to the English Legal System and a course in Contract Law in the School of Law.

    Course content for year 2
    In the second year you will continue developing the chemistry core and extends topics from first year, introducing new areas such as:

    -Reaction dynamics
    -Surfaces and interfaces
    -Structure determination
    -Heterocyclic chemistry

    In addition you also take courses in Company Law and Principles of European Law in the School of Law as well as attending the Patent Law Seminar Programme given by local Patent professionals.

    Eligibility for continuation of this MChem Chemistry with Patent Law is assessed at the end of each year and is at the discretion of the School of Chemistry. The assessment is based on your general performance and end of year mark.

    Course content for year 3
    In your third year you study Chemistry you can choose from a wide range of courses covering Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry as well as units that cut across these traditional divisions. Practical work in the third year takes the form of a team-working project. In the School of Law you will study Intellectual Property Law and European Law.

    Course content for year 4
    In the fourth and final year, you carry out an extended individual project associated with one of the research groups in the School of Chemistry. You take advanced chemistry units and attend specialist lectures chosen in consultation with your project supervisor. In Law you will study Competition Law and undertake a Patent Law project, paired with a patent professional in Industry or Private Practice.

    Course fees: For entry in 2009, the tuition fees are "yet to be announced" per annum for home/EU students and "yet to be announced" per annum for international students.

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