You'll take foundation classes in chemistry, mathematics, and physics or biology at introductory or advanced level. Classes in forensic science, drug discovery and chemical engineering are available depending on your degree choice.
Practical chemistry laboratory sessions help you to master the basic preparative and analytical skills.
In later years, classes will include fundamental inorganic, organic, biological and physical chemistry.
In Year 4, MChem students undertake a paid 12-month industrial placement. Research and Knowledge Exchange placements are also available. For BSc (Honours) students Year 4 is the final year.
In the final year, you’ll specialise in the areas and applications that interest you most and undertake a research project.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB or AABC including Maths, Chemistry and Biology, Human Biology or Physics plus English at National 5 (if not held at Higher). English is preferred as fourth subject. Advanced Higher Maths and Chemistry recommended for sixth year entrants.
Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Maths, Chemistry and Biology, Human Biology or Physics plus English at National 5 (if not held at Higher). English is preferred as fourth subject.
Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Faculty of Science
Pure and Applied Chemistry