Direct entry to second year Chemistry MChem (Hons) 2018 entry
It is possible for students applying for the Chemistry MChem single Integrated Masters degree to enter directly into the second year of study, meaning you will complete your degree in only four years instead of five.
This option is offered to students with excellent Advanced Higher, A-Level or International Baccalaureate qualifications.
Students who enter directly to second year will take modules required by the Chemistry MChem programme from second year on, along with an additional introductory module specifically designed for direct entry students.
Direct entry students will have the opportunities to study abroad during their second year of study or to go on an external placement during the third year of study.
To find out more information, or to discuss the possibility of direct entry to second year, please contact the School of Chemistry.
F101 (MChem), F102 (MChem with external placement)
Master in Chemistry (Integrated Masters degree)
Four years full time
- Start date: 10 September 2018
- End date: 30 June 2022
Typical entry requirements
The following are likely grades considered for an offer. St Andrews considers all aspects of every application, including context, equivalent qualifications and the personal statement, and offers may be higher or lower than the grades stated here.
|SQA Highers and Advanced Highers||AB including A in Chemistry at Advanced Higher and AB in two other Highers from the following:
|GCE A-Levels||AAA, including A in Chemistry.|
|IB points||37, including HL6 in Chemistry.|
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Find out more about international entry requirements.How to apply
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
Students must have studied Chemistry at SQA Advanced Higher, GCE A-Level, IB or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidate offering strong science qualifications over and above the stated minimum requirements.
Faculty entry requirements
You must also meet the Faculty of Science minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.
Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements webpage.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.