This course is attractive to students with an interest in both chemistry and physics and their engineering applications. The development of new materials with special properties requires students to combine their newly-learned knowledge of polymers and solid state materials with core chemistry. Microelectronics, communications, aerospace and other high-tech industries are dependent upon the chemist to develop and manufacture novel engineering materials.
Students gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry and are introduced to lab skills illustrating various experimental techniques. Mathematics and Physics are also studied.
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures continue with emphasis on the interrelationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. Mathematics is also studied to a higher level.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry is joined by Materials Chemistry at advanced level. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and laboratory work becomes more advanced.
Students study advanced lectures in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. MChem students also undertake special practical courses designed to give a deeper understanding of modern analytical practical techniques; these are underpinned with theoretical aspects.
Involves an extensive 24-week research project in an area of Nanoscience or Materials Chemistry, plus a choice of optional courses relevant to your specialisation.
2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB including Maths, Chemistry and Physics plus English at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths, Chemistry at B and Physics 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.
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences