Chemistry MChem (Honours) 2022 entry
The MChem (Hons) in Chemistry will teach you the fundamentals of this central science, 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, and from efficient energy generation to sustainable food production. Chemistry at St Andrews interfaces with biology, physics, mathematics, medicine and geology, making it a highly applicable subject to many areas of study.
The MChem allows you to study the subject at great depth with a significant emphasis on research, combined in a single five-year programme, graduating with a Masters degree. The course is designed to give you the best possible training for a career in chemistry and is tailored for those intending to enter the professional chemical sector or to carry out postgraduate study upon graduation.
Students can also take Chemistry as a standard four-year BSc degree.
All single Honours Chemistry degree programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The School of Chemistry was ranked third in Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2022.
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 2021. More than 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching 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.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Chemistry as part of a joint Honours degree alongside the following subject.
You can take the MChem in Chemistry as part of a "with" Honours degree in which the majority of the course deals with the first named subject. St Andrews offers the following "with" degrees in Chemistry:
“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)