Planit


Chemistry with Industrial Experience

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 relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. An optional subject is also chosen.

Year 3
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry courses are studied along with Analytical and Materials Chemistry. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and laboratory work becomes more advanced.

Year 4
Spent working in the laboratory of an approved company or organisation, where students can apply laboratory skills and theoretical knowledge in a real-life situation. Students prepare reports and present lectures on their work during this year and take two distance learning courses supported by email and online teaching material.

Year 5
Includes Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures, and a short research project with Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry at the research level plus additional specialist courses.

Entry Requirements

2021 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

MChem

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F102

Course Length

5 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Chemistry

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

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