Planit


Chemistry

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Year 1
Students gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Chemistry and are introduced to laboratory skills illustrating various experimental techniques; students also study Mathematics and an optional subject.

Year 2
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures continue with emphasis on the interrelationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. Students choose an optional subject, either the same or a different one from Level 1.

Year 3
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry are joined by topics in Analytical and Materials Chemistry. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and laboratory work becomes more advanced.

Year 4
Involves advanced lectures in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. Students also undertake a 16-week research project in Chemistry (BSc), or special practical courses designed to give a deeper understanding of modern analytical practical techniques (MChem).

Through the selection of complementary optional courses, students can choose to study a specialist field within chemistry and enhance their employability. The specialist routes include Chemistry with: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biology, Computational Chemistry, and Materials and Nanoscience.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB including Maths and Chemistry plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Chemistry at B and Maths plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths and Chemistry at AB or BA plus 4 Highers at AABB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F100

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Chemistry

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General