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Chemistry with a Year in North America

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

1st Year: Students gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Chemistry, and are introduced to lab skills illustrating various experimental techniques. Mathematics and an optional subject are also studied.

2nd Year: Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures continue, with emphasis on the relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. An optional subject, either the same or a different one from that chosen in Level 1, is also studied.

3nd Year: Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry courses are studied. Communication and team working skills are developed, and laboratory work becomes more advanced.

4th Year: Research is undertaken at a partner US Chemistry Department. Students have a local supervisor and are visited by Heriot-Watt Chemistry staff. There are no US tuition fees to pay. Written and oral reports are presented.

5th Year: Courses are taken in advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry at the research level, plus specialist Chemistry courses and a short research project.

Entry Requirements

2020 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.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MChem

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F105

Course Length

5 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Chemistry

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

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