Dr Arno Kraft
+44 (0)131 451 8040
Students can experience the life and culture of Australia working at one of our partner institutions. Year 3 of the degree is spent in Australia taking chemistry courses equivalent to those based in Edinburgh. There are no local tuition fees to pay and accommodation is arranged by the host university.
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. Mathematics and an optional subject are also studied.
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures, with an emphasis on the relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. Students choose an optional subject.
Students study Chemistry at one of our partner universities in Australia, taking all lectures, tutorials and labs. Students have a local supervisor and are visited by Heriot-Watt Chemistry staff. There are no Australian tuition fees to pay.
Students study Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. BSc (Hons) students undertake a 16-week chemistry research project. MChem students also undertake special practical courses designed to give a deeper understanding of modern analytical practical techniques; these are underpinned with theoretical aspects.
Involves an extensive 24-week research project with Inorganic, Organic or Physical Chemistry at the research level, plus specialist Chemistry courses.
Work and study
This is what our MChem Chemistry with a Year in Australia students are doing six months after graduating:
- 40% are working
- 50% 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.