University Of Aberdeen Chemistry
Chemistry is a core science that is not only the very essence of life, but is also concerned with the quality of life and its continuing improvement. It is often regarded as the central science, and a degree in chemistry provides a student with many key skills which can be used in many areas not necessarily restricted to the discipline.
The BSc (Honours) degree is the traditional route to a qualification in chemistry. It involves four years of full time study (although direct entry into second year is possible for well qualified applicants, and all four years may be undertaken part time). BSc (Hons) graduates with first class or upper second class honours are eligible to continue to postgraduate research degrees, although most choose from the wide variety of employment options available to chemistry graduates.
Chemistry graduates are very employable because a degree in Chemistry opens up many opportunities in areas such as drug development, environmental protection, food chemistry, petroleum chemistry, forensic science and materials development.
There is also the option of complementing this degree with a wider range of skills through the MChem Chemistry programme.
Fees and Funding
You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.
For international students (all non-EU students) entering in 2017/18, the 2017/18 tuition fee rate will apply to all years of study; however, most international students will be eligible for a fee waiver in their final year via the International Undergraduate Scholarship.
Most RUK students (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) on a four year honours degree will be eligible for a full-fees waiver in their final year. Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.
|Home / EU||All Students||£1,820|
|International Students||Students admitted in 2016/17||£17,200|
|International Students||Students admitted in 2017/18||£18,000|
SQA Highers – AABB*
A Levels – BBB*
IB – 32 points, 5 at HL*
ILC – AAABB (B1 or B2 required)*
*including good performance in Chemistry and another Mathematics/Science subject.
Advanced Entry – Advanced Highers ABB, A Levels ABB, or IB 34 points (6 at HL), including Chemistry at A and another Mathematics/Science subject.