1st Year: 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.
Level 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.
3rd Year: 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.
4th Year: 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 of their work during this year and take two distance learning courses supported by email and on-line teaching material.
5th Year: Includes a short research project with Inorganic, Organic, Physical Chemistry at the research level plus additional specialist courses
2021 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB including Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Chemistry at B 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