Chemistry with Teaching

University of Strathclyde


You'll take foundation classes in chemistry and mathematics, and physics or biology at introductory or advanced level. Classes in forensic science, drug discovery and chemical engineering are available.

Practical chemistry laboratory sessions help you to master the basic preparative and analytical skills.

In the later years, you’ll take classes in fundamental inorganic, organic, biological and physical chemistry and laboratory work increases.

In Year 4, you'll complete the initial teacher education component in the School of Education, which includes teaching practice in schools.

In your final year, you’ll specialise in the areas and applications that interest you most and undertake a research project in Chemistry with an educational aspect.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AABB or AAAC including English, Maths at A or B, Chemistry at A and Biology, Human Biology or Physics. Advanced Higher Maths and Chemistry recommended for sixth year entrants.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB or AABC including English, Maths at A or B and Chemistry at A or B. Biology, Human Biology or Physics preferred as fourth subject. Advanced Higher Maths and Chemistry recommended for sixth year entrants.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Higher English required.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

5 years


Faculty of Science


Pure and Applied Chemistry

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other