Detailed 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 relationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. An optional subject is also chosen.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry courses are studied along with Analytical and Materials Chemistry. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and laboratory work becomes more advanced.
Spent working in the laboratory of an approved company or organisation, where students can apply laboratory skills and theoretical knowledge in a real-life situation. Students prepare reports and present lectures on their work during this year and take two distance learning courses supported by email and online teaching material.
Includes Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures, and a short research project with Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry at the research level plus additional specialist courses.
Standard entry requirements
Highers AABB (including Chemistry)
A-Levels BBC (including Chemistry B and Maths)
Int. Baccalaureate 30 points (with Higher Level Chemistry and Mathematics at 5)
BTEC DDM (in relevant subject)
HNC A in graded unit (in relevant HNC)
Minimum entry requirements*
Highers BBBC (including Chemistry at B)
A-Levels BCC (including BC in Chemistry and Mathematics)
* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:
live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
are care experienced.
We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our
Minimum and standard entry requirements Year 2
Advanced Highers AB (including Chemistry and Mathematics plus Highers AABB)
A-Levels AAB (including Chemistry and Mathematics)
Int. Baccalaureate 36 points (with Higher Level 6 Chemistry and Mathematics)
HND BB in graded units (in relevant HND)
BTEC DDD (in relevant subject) Year 3
HND AA in graded units (in relevant HND) Additional information
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you have to show that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please see our
English language requirements.
Tuition fees for 2020 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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