Detailed course guide
Students gain a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry and are introduced to lab skills illustrating various experimental techniques. Mathematics and Physics are also studied.
Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry lectures continue with emphasis on the interrelationship between theoretical principles and experimental measurements. Mathematics is also studied to a higher level.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry is joined by Materials Chemistry at advanced level. Communication and teamwork skills are developed and laboratory work becomes more advanced.
Students study advanced lectures in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. 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 in an area of Nanoscience or Materials Chemistry, plus a choice of optional courses relevant to your specialisation.
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). 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:
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