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Overseas Placements

We offer all undergraduate students the opportunity for further travel to countries outside the UK, via the MChem with a Year Abroad programme. In this, you would spend Year 3 of the degree carrying out a project within a research group at an overseas University, returning to Cardiff for Year 4 to recommence your studies here. Students on this scheme have visited institutions across Europe, the Americas and Australasia.

Owen Bonello

Owen Bonello – Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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I spent my year abroad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The main area of chemistry I researched was highly air-sensitive organometallic compounds, specifically forming rare and previously unknown metal-metal bonded complexes. The year abroad gave me an excellent opportunity to experience first-hand work in a laboratory environment at the cutting edge of chemistry. It was also a great opportunity to make new friends, contacts and to explore a new country and a different culture. The people I met whilst in Australia were extremely friendly, helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.