Detailed 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 optional language courses may also be studied.
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures emphasise the relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements supplemented by optional language courses.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry courses are studied. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and lab work becomes more advanced. Language courses are also available.
Involves a year in Europe at an approved university, working in a research group. Two distance learning Chemistry courses are also studied.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry at the research level, plus specialist Chemistry courses and a short research project.
Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Scotland / EU**
England / Northern Ireland / Wales***
* 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). Additional costs
You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020
In addition to government 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:
Merit Awards for international students starting undergraduate degree courses in 2019
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded applicant and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, the minimum entry requirements for the programme you wish to study you may be eligible for:
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