The BSc Hons Chemistry provides you with the fundamental knowledge of the subject and practical skills you need for a career in the dynamic fields of drug research, environmental analysis and forensic science.
Our course includes practical aspects to develop your analytical, problem-solving and numeracy skills. Small-group workshops, tutorials and presentations will improve your communication and presentation skills, making you attractive to employers in many areas of industry and commerce.
With much of the course teaching carried out in small groups, there is opportunity to explore subjects in greater depth, giving you the edge you need for a successful career.
The UWS School of Science and Sport has an enthusiastic and committed staff team that provides a supportive learning environment and a flexible approach to study.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB including Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.
Entry to year 2 is possible with 3 Advanced Highers at CCC including two science subjects plus English, Maths and another science subject at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.
As a graduate of Chemistry, you will have developed a range of flexible skills which will be suitable for a career in chemical research, industry, commerce, technical sales, management or teaching. Some examples of job roles include a process Chemist at Beecham, laboratory supervisor at BNFL Sellafield, and a medicinal chemist with Scottish Biomedical. Chemistry graduates are also sought by non-scientific employers such as stockbrokers.
BSc Hons (Sandwich)
4 - 5 years
School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science
Physical and Chemical Sciences