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Chemistry is a dynamic subject which makes many important contributions to the world. It plays a crucial role in developing new medicines, materials and energy sources using greener methods for a better future.

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Find your chemistry

Our chemistry degrees include extensive laboratory work and will prepare you to address important challenges. They develop specialist knowledge of chemistry, complemented by important skills like teamwork, communication and problem solving. 

Through the selection of optional courses, you can choose to specialise in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computational Chemistry, or Materials & Nanosciences.

Our Chemistry with Placement degree allows you to take on a work placement with one of our industrial partners or study abroad for one year of the degree at a partner university in Australia, North America, Spain, Germany or France.


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At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Living in Edinburgh

Historic and beautiful, a cultural capital that fuels the senses whether you love the arts or nature, nightlife or study life, Edinburgh is stimulating and inspirational and never, ever boring.

Chemistry Society

The Chemistry Society is a student group that organise social events including quizzes, laser tag, bowling, escape rooms as well as arranging guest speakers and industry visits.

Exchange programme

If you’re studying at any of our UK campuses, you can transfer to Dubai or Malaysia for a semester, a year or longer through our Go Global programme. We also offer European and international study exchange destinations.

Heriot-Watt Student Union

There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

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At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.

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