What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Chemistry and Mathematics.
to include Higher Level Chemistry at minimum grade 5
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers50%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£1,820
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Heriot-Watt University is ranked Top in the UK for Chemistry (Guardian University Guide 2015) / (National Student Survey 2013). 100% of our students expressed overall satisfaction with this programme. 95% were in work/study within six months of completing the programme. Materials science is where chemistry merges into communications, electronics, photonics, aerospace, transport, pharmaceutical materials, bioengineering and IT subjects. The programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Chemist.
Year 1: Chemistry; mathematics; physics. Year 2: Chemistry; computer science; mathematics or physics. Year 3: Chemistry including materials science and advanced materials; chemical engineering; option. Year 4: Chemistry including macromolecular chemistry; advanced materials including surface analysis and characterisation; research project.
Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Lectures / seminars||34%||35%||38%||44%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area
What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?