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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Materials Chemistry


Materials Chemistry 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 does not have RCS accreditation.

Materials Chemistry 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 does not have RCS accreditation.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Materials Chemistry 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 does not have RCS accreditation.

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.


Materials Chemistry single: Third year
Code Module name Credits
CH3431 Chemistry Workshop 10 AND
CH3441 Mini Chemistry Project 20 AND
CH3513 Chemistry of Materials 10 AND
CH3514 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 10 AND
CH3521 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 10 AND
CH3615 Mechanism in Organic Chemistry 10 AND
CH3622 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Materials) 10 AND
CH3712 Quantum Theory of Atoms, Molecules and Solids 10 AND
CH3715 Introduction to Analysis of Materials 10 AND
CH3717 Statistical Mechanics and Computational Chemistry 10 AND
CH3721 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 10

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


This course does not have RCS accreditation.

Materials Chemistry single: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
CH4442 Chemistry Research Project 50 AND
CH4453 Chemistry Distance Learning (Materials Chemistry) 10 AND
CH4461 Integrating Chemistry 10 AND
( CH4514 Advanced Metal Chemistry 10 OR
CH4716 Electrochemistry and Computational Chemistry 10 ) AND
CH4515 Advanced Main Group Chemistry 10 AND
CH4715 Functional Materials and Electrons in Solids 10 AND
CH4717 Fundamentals of the Spectroscopy of Molecules and Solids 10 AND
( CH5711 Advanced Spectroscopic Methods 10 OR
CH5713 Surface Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis 10 )

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


This course does not have RCS accreditation.

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 ).