Everything around us involves chemistry, from the food that we eat to the air that we breathe. Chemistry is a vibrant and exciting central science that interfaces with biology, physics, mathematics, medicine and geology, and St Andrews offers appropriate modules highlighting the importance of these interfaces.
At St Andrews, students are able to build their fundamental training in chemistry into specialised areas including medicinal chemistry, materials, molecular biology, nanotechnology, catalysis and surface science. Chemists are highly valued as researchers, developers and managers in manufacturing industries including fuels and pharmaceuticals.
Physics is a key subject for understanding the world and universe. While there is much that is known, there is still a great deal to be explored. Physics goes all the way from abstract theoretical physics to experimental investigations that can be directly applied to new technologies.
2021 entry requirements
5 Highers at AAAAB including Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A plus English at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AAAB including Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A plus English at National 5 at B. (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at ABBB, including Maths and Physics at AB or BA).
Entry to second year is possible with Advanced Higher Chemistry, Maths and Physics at AAA.
Faculty of Science