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Materials Chemistry (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
Duration
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The BSc Materials Chemistry (Hons) at the University of St Andrews seeks to understand the interrelationships between the composition, structure, microstructure and properties of matter in order to design and develop new materials – for example, semiconductor processing and fabrication; energy and IT; biomaterials; catalyst materials; ‘smart coatings’; and nanotechnology.

Overview

During your BSc Materials Chemistry (Hons) at the University of St Andrews, you will be provided with a broad base of chemical knowledge and understanding reinforced by extensive practical experience and familiarity with modern laboratory, instrumental and computational techniques. You will obtain the necessary skills and experience for a career in chemistry, whether in industry, education or research.

Learning outcomes

The BSc in Materials Chemistry is a four-year course run by the School of Chemistry. During the course, you will develop awareness and appreciation of the latest advances in Materials Chemistry in addition to the fundamentals of the subject. You will be provided with a broad base of chemical knowledge and understanding reinforced by extensive practical experience. In addition, you will get a high level of general intellectual and scientific training, which allows many graduates to enter challenging careers in areas not directly related to chemistry.

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. These specialist subjects include (but are not limited to):

  • advanced solid-state chemistry
  • introduction to analysis of materials
  • energy conversion and storage
  • functional materials and electrons in solids
  • statistical mechanics and computational chemistry

Careers

Chemistry 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 Chemistry graduates are highly employable and have gone on to find success in a wide variety of careers in industry and business including:
  • professional chemists in the chemical, pharmaceutical and engineering industries
  • teachers
  • forensic scientists
  • various careers in the food industry (including brewing)
  • management consultancy
  • marketing and advertising
  • patent lawyers
  • journalism and the media
  • finance (accountants and investment bankers).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Physical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids
  • Introduction to Analysis of Materials

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

GCE A-Levels

  • AAB, including A in Chemistry.

IB points

  • 35, including HL6 in Chemistry.

Tuition Fee

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  • 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

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Funding

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