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.
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
CareersChemistry 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
- 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).
- Chemistry of Materials
- Physical Inorganic Chemistry
- Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids
- Introduction to Analysis of Materials
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
Application deadline - 29 January for UK students
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Chemistry View 189 other Bachelors in Chemical Engineering in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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