Materials Chemistry BSc (Honours) 2022 entry
The BSc (Hons) in Materials Chemistry seeks to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between the composition, structure, microstructure and properties of matter in order to design and develop new materials. Examples may include: semiconductor processing and fabrication, materials for energy and IT, biomaterials, catalyst materials, ‘smart coatings’ and nanotechnology.
During your degree, you will be provided with a broad base of chemical knowledge and understanding reinforced by extensive practical experience and familiarity with modern laboratory, instrumental and computational techniques. You will obtain the necessary skills and experience for a career in industry, education or research.
Students interested in this course may also be interested in the Materials Chemistry Integrated Masters course, which allows you to graduate with a Master of Chemistry.
All the 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.
“In my first year I found the amount of one-on-one time with the lecturers was amazing and having weekly tutorials was very helpful. The teaching laboratories allowed me to become proficient in not only my favourite branch of chemistry – organic - but also in computational, physical, and inorganic. If you want to go to a place where you can meet people from all around the world of different cultures and backgrounds, then you can find it here in St Andrews.”
Tommy (Missouri, USA)