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:
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.
Our staff have a broad spectrum of interests and are involved in different research institutes in the school including: