The BSc Chemical Sciences (Hons) at the University of St Andrews is a four-year course run by the School of Chemistry. Chemical Sciences at St Andrews provides students with a fundamental and comprehensive understanding of chemistry, along with the flexibility to study some modules at Honours level in a range of other subjects including other sciences, social science or business-related subjects.
In the first two years, you will take modules in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. The skills you gain in research and analysis during these years will prepare you to undertake more advanced and specialist modules during your final two years. Examples of previously offered modules have included (but are not limited to):
- chemistry of materials
- carbohydrate and nucleic acid chemistry
- energy conversion and storage
- functional materials.
Alongside Chemistry, in the first year of your studies, you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two. Find out more about more about how academic years are organised.
Chemical Sciences graduates have never been more in demand, and they are keenly sought by major companies; there are also exciting opportunities in a new generation of innovative grassroots companies.
St Andrews Chemical Sciences graduates are highly employable and have gone on to find success in a wide variety of careers in industry and business where a strong science base is needed, including:
- technology sector
- financial sector
- patent law.
- Energy Conversion and Storage
- Blockbuster Solids
- Ligand Design
- Functional Materials and Electrons in Solids
- Fragrance, Food and Colour Chemistry
- Heterocyclic and Pericyclic Chemistry
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
Application deadline - 29 January for UK students
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
SQA Highers: AAAB, including A in Chemistry, and an additional Higher in one of the following:
- Biology or Human Biology
- Computing Science or equivalent
- AAB, including A in Chemistry.
- 35, including HL6 in Chemistry.
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for St Andrews
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last year
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