The topics covered include the periodic table and main group chemistry, transition metal chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical kinetics, states of matter, chemical energy changes, aqueous equilibria and pH, and macromolecules.
The topics covered include molecular thermodynamics, organic stereochemistry, quantum mechanics and chemical bonding, organometallic chemistry, main group chemistry, enols and enolates, spectroscopy, solids and surfaces, aromatic chemistry, coordination chemistry, organic synthesis, electrochemistry, and applied organic chemistry.
You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Degrees in Arts, Life Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.
Years 3, 4 and 5:
If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4), you will choose courses from a list of topics which includes anticancer compounds, antibiotics, analgesics and antivirals. In the final year you will undertake a project involving research in chemistry with medicinal or pharmacological applications: for example, making selected compounds and testing them for specific biological activity.
You can take Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry as an MSci degree, which includes an additional placement year.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AAAB (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including Maths and Chemistry.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including Maths and Chemistry. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Science and Engineering
School of Chemistry