University Of Glasgow Chemistry

University Of Glasgow Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of molecules and materials. It is a science with a well-developed theory base which is central to modern life and which continues to make advances in, for example, new materials, antibiotics, semiconductors and trace analysis.

Undergraduate 

CHEMISTRY BSc/MSci

Two interactive teaching units that concentrate on ethical, environmental and financial issues in chemistry will help you develop teamworking and presentation skills.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

The topics covered include:

  • the periodic table and main group chemistry
  • transition metal chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • chemical kinetics
  • theoretical chemistry
  • states of matter
  • chemical energy changes
  • aqueous equilibria and pH
  • macromolecules.

YEAR 2

The topics covered include:

  • molecular thermodynamics
  • organic stereochemistry
  • quantum mechanics and chemical bonding
  • organometallic chemistry
  • main group chemistry
  • enols and enolates
  • spectroscopy
  • solids and surfaces
  • aromatic chemistry
  • coordination chemistry
  • organic synthesis
  • electrochemistry
  • applied organic chemistry.

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3, 4 AND 5

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will study advanced topics in chemistry including aspects of synthetic methods, medicinal chemistry, colloids, catalysis, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and main group and transition metal chemistry. In your final year you will undertake a research project at the frontiers of the subject.

You can take Chemistry as an MSci degree, which includes an additional work placement year in the UK or overseas, between the third and final years of the degree.

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

You will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad. There are currently two options available: the Erasmus+ Programme and the International E

University Of Glasgow Chemistry

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

BSc (Hons), MSci

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: We expect that students will pass the practical assessment of A-level sciences. Mathematics AND Chemistry at grade B or above.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = ABBB. S5 & S6 cumulative requirement = AAAAAB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Minimum of two science subjects, one of which must be Chemistry at grade B or above. Mathematics at grade B or above.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AAABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme. For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.