BSc Chemistry: University of Edinburgh

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BSc Chemistry: University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JJ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Course Beginning 
1 year full time
App Deadline 
+44 (0)131 650 7546
+44 (0)131 650 6453



Chemistry is the study of molecules – their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, and their role and uses in every aspect of their lives.

In common with all our degrees, practical aspects of the course will develop your analytical, problem-solving and numeracy skills, and small-group workshops, tutorials and presentations will improve your communication and presentation skills making you attractive to employers in many areas of industry and commerce.

The School of Chemistry has an enthusiastic and committed staff team that provides a supportive learning environment and flexible approach to study.

Career opportunity

Chemistry graduates from the University of Edinburgh are highly regarded by local and international employers. Many graduates move into careers in the oil, chemical or pharmaceutical industries in sales and marketing or research and development roles. Some graduates choose further study leading to an MSc, PhD or teaching qualification. The course also prepares you for a variety of other careers, including areas such as management, finance or IT.

Entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: AAAA-ABBB or more if two sittings, to include Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • GCE A Levels: AAA-ABB required in one sitting, to include Chemistry and preferably Mathematics, with GCSE Mathematics at Grade A.
  • IB: 37-32 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Chemistry HL at Grade 5 plus two HL subjects at Grade 5. Mathematics SL at Grade 6 or HL at Grade 5.

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