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 an optional subject are also studied.
2nd Year: Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures, with an emphasis on the relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. Students choose an optional subject.
3rd Year: Students study Chemistry at one of the partner universities in Australia, taking all lectures, tutorials and labs. Students have a local supervisor and are visited by Heriot-Watt Chemistry staff. There are no Australian tuition fees to pay.
4th Year: Students study Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. BSc (Hons) students undertake a 16-week chemistry research project. MChem students also undertake special practical courses designed to give a deeper understanding of modern analytical practical techniques; these are underpinned with theoretical aspects.
5th Year: Involves an extensive 24-week research project with Inorganic, Organic or Physical Chemistry at the research level, plus specialist Chemistry 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