1st Year: Students gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Chemistry and are introduced to laboratory skills illustrating various experimental techniques. Mathematics and optional language courses may also be studied.
2nd Year: Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures emphasise the relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements supplemented by optional language courses.
3rd Year: Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry courses are studied. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and lab work becomes more advanced. Language courses are also available.
4th Year: Involves a year in Europe at an approved university, working in a research group. Two distance learning chemistry courses are also studied.
5th Year: Advanced Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry at the research level, plus specialist Chemistry courses and a short research project.
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