You'll study foundation classes in Chemistry and Mathematics, and Physics or Biology at introductory or advanced level. You'll also attend specialist classes such as Use and Abuse of Drugs in Society and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Development.
In later years, you'll study subjects including Fundamental Inorganic, Organic and Biological and Physical Chemistry and laboratory work increases.
In Year 4, you'll undertake a paid 12-month industrial placement, normally in the pharmaceutical industry.
In Year 5, you'll specialise in the areas and applications that interest you most and undertake a research project.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB or AAAC 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 ABBB 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 AAA including Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Faculty of Science
Pure and Applied Chemistry