Dr Arno Kraft
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The core chemistry courses (along with additional chemistry courses) ensure a strong basis in theory and laboratory practice. Communication and enterprise skills are an integral part of the course. Students choose a research topic in Level 4 or 5. The course aims to produce Chemistry graduates at the highest level of professional skill and knowledge, whilst at the same time allowing for a broad, flexible course in the earlier years.
Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).
Course contentDetailed course guide
Students gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Chemistry and are introduced to laboratory skills illustrating various experimental techniques; students also study Mathematics and an optional subject.
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures continue with emphasis on the interrelationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. Students choose an optional subject, either the same or a different one from Level 1.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry are joined by topics in Analytical and Materials Chemistry. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and laboratory work becomes more advanced.
Involves advanced lectures in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. Students also undertake a 16-week research project in Chemistry (BSc), or special practical courses designed to give a deeper understanding of modern analytical practical techniques (MChem).
Involves an extensive 24-week research project within a research group plus specialist Chemistry courses.
Work and study
This is what our MChem Chemistry students are doing six months after graduating:
- 21% are working
- 53% are studying
- 5% are working and studying.
- 90% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.
- The average salary of students six months after graduating: £20000
- The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
- Natural and social science professionals
- Quality and regulatory professionals
- Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
- Business and public service associate professionals
- Managers, directors and senior officials
- Caring personal services
- Sales occupations
- Highers AABB or BBBBC including Chemistry
- A-Levels BBB including Chemistry
- Scottish Baccalaureate BC in Adv. Higher with Chemistry B, Disciplinary Project C and Higher B
- Int. Baccalaureate 30 points to include Higher Level Chemistry at minimum Grade 5
- HNC A in graded unit. Additional HNC profile requirement. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.
- Additional information Transfer from BSc to MChem is possible up to the end of Year 3 with a Chemistry average greater than 60%.
- Advanced Highers AB in Chemistry and Mathematics, plus AABB at Higher.
- A-Levels ABB including Chemistry and Mathematics
- Scottish Baccalaureate AB in Adv. Higher with Chemistry and Maths, Disciplinary Project B and Higher B
- Int. Baccalaureate 35 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry (both at minimum grade 6).
- HND BB in graded units. Graded tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.
- HND AA in graded units. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.
- BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales***||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£18,480|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.