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The core chemistry courses (along with additional chemistry courses) ensure a strong basis in theory and laboratory practice. Communication and enterprise skills are an integral part of the programmes. Students choose a research topic in Level 4 or 5. The programme aims to produce Chemistry graduates at the highest level of professional skill and knowledge, whilst at the same time allowing for a broad, flexible programme in the earlier years.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Edinburgh Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBC||including Chemistry at B and Mathematics for entry to Year 1. For Year 2 entry: AAB including Chemistry and Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in a relevant subject for entry to Year 1. For Year 2 entry: DDD in a relevant subject.|
|Scottish Higher||AABB||including Chemistry.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||in Chemistry and Mathematics, plus Highers AABB for entry to Year 2.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||with Higher Level Chemistry and Mathematics at 5 for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: 36 points with Higher Level 6 Chemistry and Mathematics.|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||HNC in a relevant subject with A in graded unit for entry to Year 1.|
|Scottish HND||Pass||For Year 2 entry: HND in a relevant subject with BB in graded units. For Year 3 entry: HND in a relevant subject with AA in graded units.|
We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||BCC||including Maths and Chemistry|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Scottish Higher||BBBC||with B in Maths and B in Chemistry|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||with B in the graded unit and passes in all 15 units for entry to Year 2 (where there is a recognised route from a relevant HNC qualification)|
|Scottish HND||Pass||with BB in the graded units and passes in all 30 units for entry into Year 3 (where there is a recognised route from a relevant HND qualification).|
As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer: Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.
English language requirements
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.
HWU English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|