B.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Sciences (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The BSc Chemical Sciences (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will teach you the fundamentals of Chemistry, from the composition and properties of matter to using reactions to create new materials, and from pharmaceuticals to drinkable water. This degree allows you to include a small component of a non-chemistry subject at Honours level, such as Communication and Teaching in Science.


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
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • patent law.     

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Blockbuster Solids
  • Ligand Design
  • Functional Materials and Electrons in Solids
  • Fragrance, Food and Colour Chemistry
  • Heterocyclic and Pericyclic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers: AAAB, including A in Chemistry, and an additional Higher in one of the following:

  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Computing Science or equivalent
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology.

GCE A-Levels

  • AAB, including A in Chemistry.

IB points

  • 35, including HL6 in Chemistry.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Chemical Sciences (Hons)
University of St Andrews


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!