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UCAS CODE: F100

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Chemistry is a dynamic and exciting subject which makes many important contributions to the world. It is a major contributor to the Scottish and UK economies and as such is a secure career pathway. Chemistry plays a crucial role in developing new medicines, materials and energy sources using greener methods for a better future.

At Heriot-Watt University, we make sure the theory we teach is linked to these practical applications so that when our students graduate, they are ready to address the biggest of global challenges. Heriot-Watt University is ranked first in Scotland for chemistry in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

The courses within our five-year MChem Chemistry include extensive laboratory work throughout. They provide students with hands-on experience and opportunities to link theoretical knowledge from lectures to the real world. As a result, our students develop practical lab experience as well as much needed teamwork, problem solving and communication skills.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Chemistry students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 45% are working
  • 35% are studying
  • 10% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 90% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £21000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £24000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,584per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBB

including Chemistry and Maths/Physics, with one at B for entry to Year 1.For Year 2 entry: ABB including Chemistry and Maths with one at A.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 57

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    166 75%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    40th

    25

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