Detailed course guide
Core Chemistry with Mathematics and Biology courses. Lab work plays a key role in developing practical skills.
Core Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry courses, along with Cell Biology and Biochemistry.
Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, with courses in Medicinal Pharmaceutical Chemistry as well as Principles of Drug Discovery and Development.
Along with advanced lectures in Inorganic, Organic, Physical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, special chemistry topics are taken. BSc (Hons) students undertake a 16-week chemistry research project. MChem students undertake special practical courses to give deeper understanding of modern analytical practical techniques; these are underpinned with theoretical aspects.
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:
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