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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemical Sciences


Chemical Sciences single: First year
Code Module name Credits
CH1401 Introductory Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 20 AND
CH1402 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 1 20 AND
CH1601 Organic and Biological Chemistry 1 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

This course is aimed at students that liked and were good at chemistry at school, want the varied training that a chemistry degree offers, but do not wish to be professional chemists.


Chemical Sciences single: Second year
Code Module name Credits
( ^ CH2501 Inorganic Chemistry 2 30 AND
( ^ CH2601 Organic Chemistry 2 30 OR
CH2603 Organic Chemistry 2 (French) 20 ) AND
^ CH2701 Physical Chemistry 2 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options )

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

This course is aimed at students that liked and were good at chemistry at school, want the varied training that a chemistry degree offers, but do not wish to be professional chemists.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Chemical Sciences single: Second year (Direct Entry)
Code Module name Credits
( CH1202 Introductory Chemistry for Second Year Direct Entry Students 10 AND
^ CH2501 Inorganic Chemistry 2 30 AND
( ^ CH2601 Organic Chemistry 2 30 OR
CH2603 Organic Chemistry 2 (French) 20 ) AND
^ CH2701 Physical Chemistry 2 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options )

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

This course is aimed at students that liked and were good at chemistry at school, want the varied training that a chemistry degree offers, but do not wish to be professional chemists.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.
*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees.
Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


Chemical Sciences single: Third year
Code Module name Credits
CH3431 Chemistry Workshop 10 AND
CH3441 Mini Chemistry Project 20 AND
View list Between 20 and 30 credits from Third year options for Chemical Sciences AND
CH3521 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 10
CH3621 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 10
CH3721 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
( View list Between 60 and 70 credits from Third Year Chemical Sciences Options B OR
CH3512 Organometallic Chemistry 10
CH3513 Chemistry of Materials 10
CH3514 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 10
CH3612 Synthetic Methodology 10
CH3613 Carbohydrate and Nucleic Acid Chemistry 10
CH3615 Mechanism in Organic Chemistry 10
CH3712 Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids 10
CH3715 Introduction to Analysis of Materials 10
CH3716 Quantitative Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 60 and 70 credits from Third year Chemical Sciences Options )
CH3512 Organometallic Chemistry 10
CH3513 Chemistry of Materials 10
CH3514 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 10
CH3612 Synthetic Methodology 10
CH3613 Carbohydrate and Nucleic Acid Chemistry 10
CH3615 Mechanism in Organic Chemistry 10
CH3712 Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids 10
CH3715 Introduction to Analysis of Materials 10
CH3717 Statistical Mechanics and Computational Chemistry 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

This course is aimed at students that liked and were good at chemistry at school, want the varied training that a chemistry degree offers, but do not wish to be professional chemists.


Chemical Sciences single: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
CH4442 Chemistry Research Project 50 AND
CH4514 Advanced Metal Chemistry 10 AND
CH4614 Heterocyclic and Pericyclic Chemistry 10 AND
CH4716 Electrochemistry and Computational Chemistry 10 AND
View list 40 credits from Module List: CH4515, CH4612, CH4615, CH4715, CH4717, CH5517 - CH5518, CH5612 - CH5614, CH5616, CH5713 - CH5715, CH5717
CH4515 Advanced Main Group Chemistry 10
CH4612 Blockbuster Pharmaceuticals 10
CH4615 Fragrance, Food and Colour Chemistry 10
CH4715 Functional Materials and Electrons in Solids 10
CH4717 Fundamentals of the Spectroscopy of Molecules and Solids 10
CH5517 Advanced Physical Inorganic Chemistry 10
CH5518 Blockbuster Solids 10
CH5612 Natural Products, Biosynthesis and Enzyme Co-factors 10
CH5613 Reactive Intermediates 10
CH5614 Chemical Biology 10
CH5616 Molecular Recognition 10
CH5712 Functional Materials / Electrons in Solids 10
CH5713 Surface Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis 10
CH5714 Chemical Applications of Electronic Structure Calculations 10
CH5715 Energy Conversion and Storage 10
CH5717 Nanostructured Materials 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

This course is aimed at students that liked and were good at chemistry at school, want the varied training that a chemistry degree offers, but do not wish to be professional chemists.


Professional accreditation

Unless otherwise stated, all degree programmes in Chemistry are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for professional membership.

Other information

Direct entry into Level 2000 is possible, in which case credit of 120 credits at Level 1000 is given on the basis of school examinations.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).