Heriot-Watt Chemistry ranked No.1 in Scotland by National Student Survey in 2018, based on average score.

Following our success at being ranked No. 1 in Scotland in the past eight years, we are delighted that our students have voted giving us 94% on the course satisfaction ratings in 2018

Chemistry holds the key to the solutions of many exciting and important challenges that face the world today. The chemical industry employs 230,000 highly-skilled people nationwide (80% of them chemistry graduates).

With sales of chemical products of £34billion, the chemical industry is one of the UK's largest manufacturing industries. It is the UK's top manufacturing export earner, with an annual trade surplus of £5.5billion and spends nearly £3billion a year on new capital investment, plus £3.5billion on research and development expenditure. As well as the chemical industry itself, the broad range of skills involved in a chemistry degree means chemistry graduates are in high demand in other employment sectors, ranging from environmental protection to education, and commerce.

Chemistry Degree Programmes

We offer a wide range of BSc and MChem degree programmes in Chemistry providing the possibility of gaining expertise in Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology:

Our programmes allow for a period of overseas study at universities in Australia, North America, Spain, Germany or France.

An industrial placement is an integral part of the MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Experience.

All of our programmes are fully accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.