University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Unravel the mysteries of molecular structure and reactivity. Why Chemistry at Strathclyde? Benefit from our industrial placement scheme, strong industry links and close relationships with professional bodies. Option to switch between other MChem courses and BSc degrees, such as BSc (Honours) Chemistry, up to Year 3. AstraZeneca and GSK offer a bursary scheme for undergraduates in chemistry. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Study of pure and applied chemistry provides maximum flexibility when choosing a career path. Your Career A degree in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of job opportunities. The range of available roles is considerable and covers many different types of chemistry and industries such as nanotechnology, large-scale chemical plants, the drinks and pharmaceutical industries and teaching. Recent graduate job roles include: Chemical analyst Graduate scientist Industrial chemist Laboratory chemist Research chemist

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF103
Institution code S78
Campus nameUniversity of Strathclyde
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - AAB Year 2 entry: Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology. Year 1 entry: As above but only one of Maths, Physics/Biology.
Scottish Higher ABBB - AABC Chemistry, Maths, Physics OR Biology/Human Biology, English C. Advanced Higher Chemistry and Maths recommended for S6 study and to compensate for missed Higher grades.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA - ABB Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Year 2 entry: Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Biology all at HL. English SL6. Year 1 entry: As above but only one of HL Maths and HL Physics/Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Chemistry at H2, Maths at H3, Physics or Biology at H3 and English at H3
Scottish HNC Pass B in Graded Unit.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £19750 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Chemistry at University of Strathclyde - UCAS