Chemical Sciences BSc (Hons) 2021 entry
The BSc (Hons) in Chemical Sciences will teach you the fundamentals of chemistry, from the composition and properties of matter to using reactions to create new molecules and materials. You will learn about the critical role of chemistry in industries and new technologies, from pharmaceuticals to accessing drinkable water, efficient energy generation to sustainable food production. This degree allows you to include a small component of a non-chemistry subject at honours level. Examples include modules in science communication and teaching, psychology, management, or economics.
This degree is especially suited to students who want a career where a strong science base is needed, but who perhaps wish to apply this outside the research sector. For example, the technology sector, teaching, journalism or patent law.
All Single Honours Chemistry degree programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The School of Chemistry is determined to actively support equality and fairness irrespective of race, disability, age, faith, gender or sexual orientation and is taking active steps to stamp out any explicit or implicit discrimination of staff and students on the basis of these differences.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
In the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, chemistry research at St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland with 95% of its overall research activity rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
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“I think it is incredible to learn about the subject from leading experts in the field, and to have them help us along when we are in laboratories and lectures. We are given to tools to undertake projects on our own at a very early stage in our academic careers so by the time we graduate we will be skilled to enter industrial laboratories and pursue postgraduate research with ease.”
Sarah (New York, USA)