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Chemistry with a Year in North America MChem (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Chemistry (with Honours) - MChem (H)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Overview

Students can experience at first hand US education, which is a system based upon the Scottish model, by spending the fourth year of the course at one of our partner universities in the USA. Accommodation is guaranteed in the US on safe and secure campuses. Students will be chemistry graduates who have broadened their experience by being fully immersed in the US university system and culture for a year.

Accreditation

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

The course aims to: • instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for chemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying. • provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of chemical knowledge and practical skills. • develop in students the ability to apply their chemical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in chemistry. • develop in students, through an education in chemistry, a range of transferable skills, of value in chemical and non-chemical employment. • provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialised areas of chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry. • generate in students an appreciation of the importance of chemistry in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context. • give experience of university education and cultural life in North America. • provide experience of research via an extended research project.

Assessment

The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Formative work is scheduled during the modules as part of the tutorial scheme and the laboratory sessions, to provide feedback on performance, and is used to inform further development. Continuous assessment during modules (from practical work , essays and written and computer delivered assignments), and summative assessment at the conclusion of the modules both contribute to the overall assessment and are used formally to measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Core chemistry modules are examined synoptically. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development as the course progresses.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,400per year

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

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A level : BBC

including Chemistry and Maths for entry to Year 1.For Year 2 entry: ABB including Chemistry and Maths.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

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

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 73%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    17th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    15th

    5

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