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The course

UCAS code
F114
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

This course is attractive to students with an interest in both chemistry and physics and their engineering applications. The development of new materials with special properties requires students to combine their newly-learned knowledge of polymers and solid state materials with core chemistry. Microelectronics, communications, aerospace and other high-tech industries are dependent upon the chemist to develop and manufacture novel engineering materials.

The MChem version of this degree is MChem Chemistry with Materials and Nanoscience and involves an extensive 24-week research project in the area of Materials Chemistry or Nanoscience, as well as allows students to choose between various specialist option courses.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Year 3

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.

Year 4

Students study advanced lectures in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, together with special topics. BSc (Hons) students undertake a 16-week chemistry research project.

Unistats course data

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Materials students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 40% are working
  • 50% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 90% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • 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

Jobs

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

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB or BBBBC including Chemistry, Maths and Physics
  • A-Levels BBC including Chemistry, Maths and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate BC in Adv. Higher with Chemistry B, Disciplinary Project C and Higher B Maths and Physics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points to include Higher Level Chemistry, Maths and Physics 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%.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers ABB in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, plus ABB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB including Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate AB in Adv. Higher with Chemistry and Maths, Disciplinary Project B and Higher B Physics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points to include Higher Level Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics (at minimum grade 6).
  • HND BB in graded units. Graded tariff is for guidance only. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.

Year 3

  • HND AA in graded units. Please contact Admissions Tutor for further information.

Additional information

  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
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

Featured scholarships

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.